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China Daily / 2020-06 / 30 / Page004

Flood's death toll hits 12;10 missing

By HUANG ZHILING in Chengdu and ZHOU LIHUA in Wuhan | China Daily | Updated: 2020-06-30 00:00

Those killed among dozens who have died as rains wallop southern region

The death toll from a rainstorm in Mianning county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province rose to 12 on Monday, with 10 people reported missing, the county government information office said.

The rainstorm started at 6 pm on Friday and continued until 1 am on Saturday, causing floods and wreaking havoc in many villages.

Dide Keyizi, a Yi resident of Damawu village in Yihai town, rode a sanlunche-a large, motorized tricycle-with eight family members to flee the flood on Friday night.

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