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China renews orange alert for rainstorms

Meteorological authority has renewed its orange alert for heavy rain in the south and southwest of China in the coming three days as incessant downpours wreck havoc.

Heavy rainfall caused a dike breach on the Jushui River in central China’s Hubei Province on Saturday.

Hubei Province has been battered by its fourth round of rainfall since entering flood season in mid June.

It is estimated to be one of the heaviest rainstorms the province has ever experienced.

Thirty-five people have been killed and another 16 are still missing.

It said precipitation will reach 280 millimeters in some areas of south and southwest of China in the coming three days.

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