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Central China floods affect almost 240,000 people

More than 12,000 people have been evacuated

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The ongoing floods in central China have already affected about 240,000 people, also damaging crops and halting traffic, Sputniknews reported on Sunday.

There was no immediate word on casualties in central China's Hunan Province, where more than 12,000 people have been evacuated as of 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

More downpours are expected in Hunan in the next few days, according to local weather forecasters.

Nearly 240,000 people have been affected by flooding in central China, where torrential rains and hail also damaged crops and disrupted traffic.

The ongoing floods in central China have already affected about 240,000 people, also damaging crops and halting traffic, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.

There was no immediate word on casualties in central China's Hunan Province, where more than 12,000 people have been evacuated as of 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

More downpours are expected in Hunan in the next few days, according to local weather forecasters.

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