-8.28.07- Heavy rainstorms in southwest China over the past few days has caused further flooding and triggered landslides. The Sichuan province in the south of the country was the hardest hit with 17 people being killed after the heavy rain triggered a landslide. In neighbouring Yunnan 14 people died and many more are still missing as storms raged through the city of Zhaotong. China�s climate has been split over the past few months, with torrential rain inundating southern and western provinces of China, while parts of the east have been reeling under prolonged drought. Minister of water resources Chen Lei said �the climate has been unusually abnormal this year causing these serious floods and drought across our country.� Read more

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