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Landslide kills 2 in C China province

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-29 17:05

CHANGSHA - Two people were killed in a rainstorm-triggered landslide in Central China's Hunan province on Friday, local authorities confirmed Saturday.

The landslide happened at about 1 pm in Shuangqiao Village in the county-level city of Liuyang, administrated by the capital city of Changsha. One person was rescued but two others were found dead after their houses collapsed in the landslide, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

Rainstorms have battered the province since Monday, affecting 478,700 people from 208 townships of six cities and prefectures. As many as 272 houses have collapsed, the headquarters said.

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Sunday, according to the Hunan provincial meteorological station.

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