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China: Direct economic losses from natural disasters in May total $4.11 billion

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Natural disasters killed 126 people in China during May 2014, authorities said.

Direct economic losses stemming from these disasters amounted to 25.64 billion Chinese yuan ($4.11 billion), Xinhua reported.

Floods and earthquakes were the main disasters, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction said in a report.

Hailstorms, droughts, landslides and snowstorms also occurred, the report added.

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