Heavy rain, floods in China force evacuation of nearly 80,000

FILE PHOTO: Rescue workers wade through flood waters as they evacuate a woman with an inflatable swimming pool on a street following heavy rainfall in Pingxiang, Jiangxi province, China July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) – The heaviest average rainfall to lash a swathe of southern and eastern China in more than half a century brought torrential rain and floods, destroying houses, damaging crops and forcing the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said. Even more rain is expected, state television said on Thursday, after average rainfall […]

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