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Storm hits central China, one dead

2010-09-05 15:01:28 GMT2010-09-05 23:01:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A girl helps an old man carry his bicycle across a tree blown down by a storm in Luoyang on Sept 4. Storms swept Luoyang, Central China's Henan province from 7 am Saturday. 15 villages have been hit by gales, hail and heavy rains. The bad weather left one person dead, and cut down electricity and telecommunication in some villages as well as destroying three bridges and blocking several roads, causing an estimated 900 million yuan ($132 million) in losses. [Photo/Xinhua]

A farmer inspects corn crop damaged by storms which hit the farmland just before they was due to be harvest in Luoyang on Sept 4. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers clear fallen trees blocking a road in Luoyang on Sept 4. [Photo/Xinhua]

Traffic policemen guide a truck trapped by fallen branches in Luoyang on Sept 4. [Photo/Xinhua]

A large greenhouse in Au village of Luoyang is torn down by the storm on Sept 4. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villagers in a scenic spot in Luoyang try to retrieve boats sunk due to the storm on Sept 4. [Photo/Xinhua]

Storms swept Luoyang, Central China's Henan province from 7 am Saturday. Fifteen villages have been hit by gales, hail and heavy rains.

The bad weather left one person dead, and cut down electricity and telecommunication in some villages as well as destroying three bridges and blocking several roads, causing an estimated 900 million yuan ($132 million) in losses.

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