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China ravaged by severe floods
More than 170 people dead or missing after two weeks of torrential rain, with Zhejiang province the hardest hit.
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2011 10:52



More than 170 people are dead or missing in China after two weeks of severe flooding.

The Zhejiang province in the east has been hit particularly hard. Surging waters have broken through levees and flooded villages.

Along the Yangtze River, more than half a million people living a have fled to higher ground and torrential rain on Friday has added has only created further damage.

It was reported that one river in eastern China has risen to its highest level in more than 50 years.

And with forecasters predicting more rain over the next two days, more lives are are risk. 

Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports. 

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