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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.



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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Death toll rises in southwestern China quake (Video)

info-pictogram1 More Rescue teams are pouring into a remote corner of southwest China, which was struck by an earthquake. The area has been crippled by subsequent landslides. Al jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from the town of Longtoushan, the quake’s epicentre.