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Flooding In China Kills More than 100

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People walk past a car stranded in mud after heavy rainfalls hit Fushun, Liaoning province, August 17, 2013.

People walk past a car stranded in mud after heavy rainfalls hit Fushun, Liaoning province, August 17, 2013.

China says flooding in parts of the country has left more than 100 people dead and more than 100 others missing.

The state run news agency, Xinhua, says several days of heavy rain in the northeast has led to flooding that it describes as "the worst in decades."

It says 72 people have died in the northeast, with many of the deaths in Fushun City. Another 30,000 residents have been displaced.

Xinhua says dozens of people also have been killed in the south of the country, where heavy rain has been falling since Typhoon Utor passed through last week.

It says 500,000 people have been evacuated from Guangdong province, where the typhoon made landfall.
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