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Torrential rain kills 53 in China

Beijing (AFP) May 28, 2008
The death toll from torrential rains in China climbed to 53, state media reported Wednesday, after people were killed by collapsed buildings, floods and landslides in five provinces.

A further 28 people were missing, and 4,000 were stranded by floods, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hundreds of buildings were buried by landslides or inundated by floods, officials with the provincial government told the news agency.
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