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More downpour forecast for northeastern China

2010-08-07 07:10:17 GMT2010-08-07 15:10:17 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING: China Meteorological Administration forecast Saturday that downpours would pelt the already-flooded northeastern regions of China over the next three days.

Heavy rains would also sweep central and eastern Inner Mongolia, most parts of north China, parts of south China, southern Yunnan and southeastern Taiwan, the administration said in a statement on its website.

Flood-triggered disasters in China had killed 1,454 people this year, with another 669 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday.

The total economic loss was put at more than 275 billion yuan (40.6 billion U.S dollars), according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, the administration forecast hot weather to linger in areas along the Yangtze River, in southeastern Shaanxi and northern Taiwan over the next three days, with temperatures between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius and up to 38 degrees Celsius in some parts.

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