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Heavy rain kills 2 in Guangxi, strands 9,000 air passengers in Sichuan

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-07-14 07:06

Two people are dead after rain-triggered floods left rivers swollen, inundating roads, houses and farms in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

One of the casualties drowned while the other was killed by a collapsing house. More than 3,300 people have been relocated, according to the regional government's civil affairs bureau.

The floods have affected 120,000 people and resulted in direct economic losses of 89.8 million yuan (13.2 million U.S. dollars).

In southwest China's Sichuan Province, thunderstorms caused the province's main airport, in the city of Chengdu, to be closed for an hour. About 50 outbound flights were canceled or delayed, while 40 inbound flights detoured to land at other airports.

The airport said more than 9,000 passengers have been stranded and the number of affected flights is likely to rise throughout the night as the thunderstorm continues.

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