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The Chinese province of Sichuan suffered torrential rains beginning at about 21:50 on 26 July 2009. The storm deposited 177 mm (6.97 inches) of rain between 21:50 on 26 July and 08:00 the following morning. 22 people were killed, 38 were injured and seven remain missing.


Rainfall continued in the Jiangxi province for four days, and 17,500 people were evacuated. More than 120 houses collapsed and over 17,000 hectares of farmland suffered damage. The storm and accompanying landslides destroyed a bridge that had been crucial to the reconstruction of the Wenchuan County, which had been damaged by an 8-magnitude earthquake in May of last year. In Miyi County and Panzhihua City, the rains damaged 95 houses and 533 hectares of farmland. In Guizhou Province, the rains destroyed 17 houses and damaged more than 5 km (3.11 miles) of highways. The rains stopped in Sichuan at about 15:30, 27 July 2009. Total financial losses were estimated at about 225 million yuan, or US $33 million.


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