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July 14, 1989 | From United Press International
Floods and a landslide unleashed by torrential rains have killed more than 400 people and left more than 180 missing in central China's Sichuan province, Chinese news reports said Thursday. The worst incident occurred at Huaying in eastern Sichuan, where a cliff collapsed and sent mud and rock onto a residential compound, burying 238 people, the official New China News Agency reported.
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August 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Massive landslides and flooding have killed 70 people in south-central China's Hunan province and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, the official New China News Agency reported. The landslides and flooding caused by heavy rainfall affected the cities of Chenzhou, Hengyang, Yongzhou and Zhuzhou, which have a combined population of 3.5 million, the agency said. Property losses were estimated to be more than $240 million.
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May 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A landslide destroyed a nine-story apartment building in southwest Wulong County, killing at least 65 people, the official New China News Agency said. The building was home to 95 people, officials said, and about 76 of them were inside when the landslide struck Tuesday night after several days of heavy rain.
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May 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A landslide destroyed a nine-story apartment building in southwest Wulong County, killing at least 65 people, the official New China News Agency said. The building was home to 95 people, officials said, and about 76 of them were inside when the landslide struck Tuesday night after several days of heavy rain.
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June 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Flooding and landslides in separate regions of China have killed 74 people and left thousands homeless, state media in Beijing reported. Torrential rain triggered floods and landslides that left 38 people dead and 12 missing in Sichuan province, the New China News Agency said. Hail, flooding and landslides have devastated areas in Gulin and Xuyong counties, 1,000 miles southwest of Beijing, since the beginning of June, the report said.
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June 6, 1996 | Associated Press
Heavy rain loosened rocks on a mountainside above a gold mine in southwest China, triggering landslides that killed at least 66 people, the state-run New China News Agency said Wednesday. Another 162 people were still missing. At least 76 people were injured in the slides, which occurred between Friday and Monday at the Daping gold mine in Yunnan province, 1,450 miles southwest of Beijing, the news agency said.
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July 17, 2000 | Associated Press
A mudslide set off by heavy rains buried scores of houses in central China, killing at least 119 villagers, an official said today. The disaster struck rural Ziyang county in Shanxi province late Thursday night, the region's Anti-Flood Office said. Torrential rains fell in the area from Tuesday to Friday. The disaster brings to at least 564 the number of people killed in summer flooding throughout China this year.
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August 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Massive landslides and flooding have killed 70 people in south-central China's Hunan province and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, the official New China News Agency reported. The landslides and flooding caused by heavy rainfall affected the cities of Chenzhou, Hengyang, Yongzhou and Zhuzhou, which have a combined population of 3.5 million, the agency said. Property losses were estimated to be more than $240 million.
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August 31, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of soldiers and civilians who mobilized to fight flood waters in China headed home as water levels receded after dikes held back the rain-swollen Yangtze River. Embankments protecting farms and cities in Anhui province remained intact even as the Yangtze rose 2 1/2 feet above the level considered unsafe for dikes, said an official in the province's Water Resources Bureau.
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August 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The major Chinese city of Wuhan escaped flooding Tuesday as the swollen Yangtze River receded, but authorities downstream braced as high water raced toward them. The flood crest of the Yangtze had passed through Wuhan by midday Tuesday, reducing pressure on flood dikes, according to the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee. The agency's headquarters are in Wuhan, a city of 7 million people.
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October 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A heap of mining waste collapsed in southern China, unleashing a mud slide that engulfed houses, killed at least 15 people and left more than 100 others missing, the state-run Beijing Morning Post reported. More than 50 other people were injured in the landslide in Guangxi province's Nandan county, the newspaper said. The embankment of sand and mine waste collapsed, releasing a 6-foot-high wave of waste water, mud and stones that destroyed or buried more than 100 houses, it said.
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July 17, 2000 | Associated Press
A mudslide set off by heavy rains buried scores of houses in central China, killing at least 119 villagers, an official said today. The disaster struck rural Ziyang county in Shanxi province late Thursday night, the region's Anti-Flood Office said. Torrential rains fell in the area from Tuesday to Friday. The disaster brings to at least 564 the number of people killed in summer flooding throughout China this year.
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June 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Flooding and landslides in separate regions of China have killed 74 people and left thousands homeless, state media in Beijing reported. Torrential rain triggered floods and landslides that left 38 people dead and 12 missing in Sichuan province, the New China News Agency said. Hail, flooding and landslides have devastated areas in Gulin and Xuyong counties, 1,000 miles southwest of Beijing, since the beginning of June, the report said.
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July 14, 1989 | From United Press International
Floods and a landslide unleashed by torrential rains have killed more than 400 people and left more than 180 missing in central China's Sichuan province, Chinese news reports said Thursday. The worst incident occurred at Huaying in eastern Sichuan, where a cliff collapsed and sent mud and rock onto a residential compound, burying 238 people, the official New China News Agency reported.
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August 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
China put the death toll from summer floods at 725 on Thursday, nearly double earlier reports, but state media said it would have been worse without dike repairs begun after last year's deadly Yangtze River torrents. The updated reports of casualties emerged as China and other Asian nations began to assess the loss of life and property due to monsoon rains, flooding and landslides. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement updating the toll that 5.
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