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430,000 affected by heavy rains in C China

2011-06-16 02:48:25 GMT2011-06-16 10:48:25(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Victims of heavy rains rest in an evacuation center in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

Residents are evacuated by raft through a flooded street in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A truck wades through a flooded street in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A woman clears water out of her inundated house in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Residents are evacuated by raft through a flooded street in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man carrying necessities wades through a flooded street in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Residents are evacuated by raft through a flooded street in Xianning, Central China's Hubei province on June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A second round of heavy rains hit Central China's Hubei province from June 13 to June 15, triggering floods in seven cities and counties among 62 regions lashed by the rains, leaving about 430,000 people affected. The biggest rainfall was seen in Xianning city, with a precipitation of 206 mm.

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