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China : Heavy Rain : 2008/09/21
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Duration 2008/09/21
Name Heavy Rain
Outline The downpours began to pound Mianyang city and surrounding countryside in Sichuan province on Monday night of 21 September 2008. At least eight people were killed and 38 were missing in the rain which caused flash floods, cave-ins and landslides in mountainous Sichuan province.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • Xinhua News 2008/09/26
    Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain have left 16 people dead and, and there are fears for the safety of 48 others missing.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2008/09/25
    Torrential rain has cut contact with more than 20,000 people in Sichuan province.