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Yunnan Landslides Cause 592 Mln Yuan of Economic Losses

The Ministry of Civil Affairs on Wednesday said that the landslides and mud-rock flows in Yunnan Province, which left 40 dead and 43 missing, had caused losses of up to 592 million yuan (US$86.6 million).

The province's electricity, transport, hydropower, telecommunications, education and sanitation facilities were damaged or destroyed.

The ministry is to allocate 13 million yuan (US$1.9 million) for relief work in the province.

(Xinhua News Agency November 5, 2008)

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