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Pictures: Huge floods in China's Sichuan province
10 July 2013
Last updated at 10:51
Heavy rain in south west China's Sichuan province causes severe flooding in some areas, with bridges and buildings washed away and a landslide reported.
Heavy rain in south west China's Sichuan province has caused severe flooding in some areas, with bridges and buildings washed away and a landslide reported.
The rain, which has been going on for days, has flooded many parts of the province, meaning many people have had to leave their homes.
On Tuesday, the Qinglian bridge in Jiangyou city was washed away, with at least 12 people reported missing. On Wednesday, up to 40 people were reported buried in a landslide elsewhere in the province.
Transport in flood-hit parts of Sichuan and neighbouring Yunnan province has been paralysed, state media say.
Chinese officials said that the heavy rain had affected more than 500,000 people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
Thousands of rescue workers have been working to bring stranded residents to safety. Heavy rain like this is common at this time of year in the region - but these floods are particularly extreme.
Heavy rainfall is forecast in Sichuan province over the next 24 hours - so there could be more flooding.