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Landslides in China after severe floods

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Landslides in China after severe floods

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As millions in southwestern China struggle to come to terms with the effects of severe flooding, another serious threat has arisen.

Days of torrential rain are triggering landslides.

At least 41 people have died while scores more are missing or injured.

In desperation, soldiers have begun dynamiting dams along the region’s major rivers to prevent the water pooling up behind them.

Flooding and landslides are a perennial threat at this time of year in parts of central and southwestern China.

Many people were injured when their homes collapsed.

Over a hundred thousand houses have been destroyed and an estimated million-plus people left without shelter.

The flooding over the last two weeks has led to more than a hundred being killed and dozens reported missing.