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Floods batter southwestern China

Heaviest downpour since records began dumps 305mm of rain in Nanchuan district in three days, official news agency says.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Downpours have battered a large area of southwestern China, triggering flash floods, cutting off power supplies and disrupting transport in some parts, state media has reported.

Sanquan township in Nanchuan district, Chongqing, has received 305mm of rain in the past three days, the heaviest downpour since records began, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing meteorological authorities.

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RAW: IDF airstrikes batter Gaza as first Palestinian responders search for victims (Video)

info-pictogram1 Palestinian rescue workers scrambled for cover on Friday when a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit as they searched a collapsed building in Rafah for survivors. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in the strike, raising the death toll there to at least 90, including dozens of civilians.