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Tourist town submerged as disastrous floods hit China

Floods that have swept through a tourism hotspot in China have been described as the most severe in 100 years. Yangshuo, which attracts millions of visitors per year, is currently suffering power shortages after the deluge hit. One person has been confirmed dead, and 140,000 properties have been damaged by…

78 killed and 500 hurt by freak storms in Eastern China

Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported. Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 77mph struck around Yancheng city, China’s official news agency said….