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Heavy rains swell rivers, force mass evacuations in China-Xinhua

Aerial photo taken on June 20, 2022 shows flooded areas of Wuyuan County, east China’s Jiangxi Province. (Photo by Wang Guohong/Xinhua)

BEIJING, June 21 (Xinhua) — Persistent heavy rains have continued to batter parts of China, swelling rivers, triggering landslides and prompting the relocation of people in recent days.

The flood control and drought relief headquarters of east China’s Jiangxi Province upgraded the flood control emergency response to level II on Monday evening, as around 485,000 residents were affected by lingering rain.

From Saturday to 3:00 p.m. Monday, heavy rain and floods had hit 55 counties across Jiangxi, with 43,300 hectares of crops affected. Direct economic losses from the floods reached 470 million yuan (about 70.3 million U.S. dollars), according to the headquarters.

Continuous torrential rains have swelled rivers and lakes in Jiangxi, with the water level at Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, exceeding…

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