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China: Direct economic losses from heavy rains, hailstorms in Ningxia total $34 million

August 21, 2014 - 6:00am


Heavy rains and hailstorms have hit China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, killing four and resulting in direct economic losses of about 210 million Chinese yuan ($34 million), Xinhua reported.

The regional civil affairs department said rains and hail had damaged 110,000 hectares of farmland. Meanwhile, hailstorms in Gansu province's Huanxian county led to direct economic losses of around CNY 55 million.

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