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Thousands Evacuted As Floods Hit Northeast China


More than 50,000 people have so far been evacuated from a city in northeastern China after flooding from a rain-swollen river that also borders North Korea.

The official Xinhua News Agency said on August 21 that homes and roads in Dandong city have been submerged under the water after the Yalu River, which runs between China and North Korea, broke its banks.

Heavy rain began pounding the area from early on August 20 cutting off some power and communication lines.

China's National Meteorological Center also warned that torrential rains will hit China's northeastern, central, and southwestern regions in the next 24 hours.

(Reuters)
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