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NANCHANG: Heavy rain since Sunday had affected a total of 548,000 people in east China’s Jiangxi Province as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the provincial flood control headquarters said.

From Sunday to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the heavy rain also forced the relocation of 113,000 people, said the headquarters, adding the downpour caused a direct economic loss of about 500 million yuan (74.4 million U.S. dollars).

Although the rain came to an end Wednesday, the local meteorological department said further rainstorms are expected to hit parts of the province next week.

 

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