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15 dead and 19,000 buildings destroyed in China after heavy rain, floods hit Shanxi coal region




At least 15 people have died during unseasonably heavy rain and flooding in northern China’s Shanxi province earlier this month, local officials said on Tuesday, after the normally dry region received three months’ rain in one week.The flooding hit the coal-rich landlocked region during a nationwide energy crunch, and after record floods killed more than 300 people in central Henan province in July.At least 60 coal mines in the province – one of China’s top coal-producing regions – had…



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