THE NUM­BER

7 DEATHS

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Rain­storms hit­ting Guang­dong prov­ince since May 15 have left seven people dead and four in­jured, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said. A fe­male pri­mary school stu­dent and a man in his 70s died on Tues­day in two land­slides in Huaiji county, ac­cord­ing to the provin­cial civil af­fairs depart­ment. About 176,800 people were af­fected and more than 30,000 evac­u­ated. A to­tal of 673 houses col­lapsed, and 12,740 hectares of crops were af­fected with a di­rect eco­nomic loss of 396 mil­lion yuan ($64 mil­lion) as of Wed­nes­day evening.

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