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Nine die in China floods

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At least nine people were killed and 11 others are missing after heavy rains lashed southwest China.

So far 3,120 people have had to be evacuated for safety reasons.

Twenty-five homes have been washed away and 42 others seriously damaged.

Meanwhile, the weather bureau has warned that strong rains will sweep the quake-hit zone in Yunnan Province, raising the risk of more flooding and landslides.

A 6.5-magnitude quake rocked the southwestern province on August 3, leaving at least 617 people dead.