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33 dead, 8 missing in China's flood-hit Henan

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ZHENGZHOU, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain has affected about 3 million people in central China's Henan Province, with 33 reported dead and eight still missing as of 4 a.m. Thursday, local authorities said.

A total of 376,000 local residents have been relocated to safe places, said the provincial emergency management department.

Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about 188.6 million U.S. dollars). Enditem

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