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Two rescued in China after taxi washed away

1 June 2012 Last updated at 12:40 BST

A taxi driver and a passenger have been rescued from flood waters in south China's Hainan Province where they were stranded.

The taxi was washed away when floodwaters rose over a dam. Firefighters rescued the passenger after she was pulled downstream by the water. The taxi driver was stranded on a pier before being hauled to safety with use of a crane.