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A 16-hour storm unleashed more than 40,000 lightning strikes in China, killing 15 people, injuring more than 100 and bringing air, road and rail traffic to a halt. The storm, in the southwestern city of Chongqing, left five people missing and caused some 10,000 homes to collapse. It also left the landlocked and mountainous city almost cut off from the outside world as roads flooded, the airport closed, electricity was shut off and gas stations stopped working. Railway lines were also blocked. The storm killed 10 people in Chongqing and five people in neighbouring Sichuan province. Large swathes of China have been hit by severe floods this summer which have killed more than 400 people.
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