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Heavy rains, hail kill 19 in NW China; 45 missing

China says hail and torrential rains pouring down in northwest China have killed 19 people and left 45 others missing.

world Updated: May 12, 2012 08:12 IST

AP
Hindustantimes
         

China says hail and torrential rains pouring down in northwest China have killed 19 people and left 45 others missing.


The official Xinhua News Agency said on Friday the stormy weather disrupted power and communications, destroyed farmland and a highway in Minxian county of Gansu province.

Xinhua says nearly 2,000 people were evacuated after the storm battered the county on Thursday evening.

The agency says the provincial government has sent a team to oversee rescue efforts.

First Published: May 11, 2012 07:40 IST

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