Fri, July 01, 2011
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Rainstorm triggers floods in south China

2011-07-01 12:18:05 GMT2011-07-01 20:18:05(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescue team heads for rainstorm-struck Xincheng County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 1, 2011. Rainstorm has caused floods in this place, leaving the area seriously waterlogged. The trapped people are being evacuated and so far no one has been injured. (Xinhua/Fan Shaoguang)

A man rafts on the water after rainstorm hit Xincheng County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 1, 2011. Rainstorm has caused floods in this place, leaving the area seriously waterlogged. The trapped people are being evacuated and so far no one has been injured. (Xinhua/Fan Shaoguang)

Local people row a raft to evacuate in Xincheng County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 1, 2011. Rainstorm has caused floods in this place, leaving the area seriously waterlogged. The trapped people are being evacuated and so far no one has been injured. (Xinhua/Fan Shaoguang)

Photo taken on July 1, 2011 shows stranded people being evacuated in Xincheng County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Rainstorm has caused floods in this place, leaving the area seriously waterlogged. The trapped people are being evacuated and so far no one has been injured. (Xinhua/Fan Shaoguang)

Rainstorm triggered floods in Xincheng County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 1, 2011, leaving the area seriously waterlogged. The trapped people are being evacuated and so far no one has been injured.

Downpours have fallen on the county since June 28, triggering floods which stranded more than 2,600 people in its 14 administrative villages. The floods also blocked roads leading out of the county. The local government has started a relief operation to transfer those in danger.

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