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Landslides, floods leave 20 missing in China

July 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Massive flooding in China destroyed homes and left at least 20 people missing on Monday as water poured through the central province of Shaanxi over the weekend.At least 23 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have had to evacuate after days of torrential rains.

Emergency crews are working feverishly to shore up reservoirs and pile sandbags to stop any more flooding.

Reports said water flows in the Yangtze River could match those of 1998, one of the worst flood years in the past six decades.

AP contributed to this report.


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