Torrential rain causes floods in China's Sichuan province

  • 10 July 2013
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Ricky finds out about the Chinese floods

Days of torrential rain has caused flooding and a huge landslide in south-west China.

The landslide happened in the country's Sichuan province and it's reported that up to 40 people may have been buried.

More than 100 rescue workers with search dogs are now searching for people stranded by the floods and landslide.

The floods have also destroyed bridges and hundreds of buildings in the area.

Pictures: Huge floods in south west China

It's reported that the heavy rain has affected more than 500,000 people in Sichuan and nearby Yunnan provinces and forced more than 36,000 people to leave their homes.

Sichuan province was devastated by an earthquake in 2008. Tens of thousands of people died and 5 million were left homeless.

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