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Floods, landslides kill 105 people in China

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 09:48:08-04

Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in China this week, leaving at least 105 people dead, authorities said.

An additional 104 people are missing following the storms in Hebei province, the local Civil Affairs Department said.

The flooding occurred between Monday and Thursday, and affected nearly 8.9 million people, it said.

More than 52,000 houses collapsed and an additional 161,000 were damaged, according to the Civil Affairs Department.

This year’s flood season has been the worst since 1998, according to state media.

The 1998 floods led to the deaths of almost 4,000 people.