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Thousands starnded in China flooding

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 1:16 PM

Flooding in northeastern China has stranded 30,000 people in one town and washed 1,000 barrels of explosive chemicals into a river.



BBC reports say in Kouqian town in Jilin province, residents were trapped when a reservoir and two rivers overflowed following torrential rain.



In Jilin city itself, containers of explosive fluid from a chemical plant were washed into the Songhua river.



China is facing its worst flooding in more than a decade.



Weeks of heavy rain have swollen rivers and caused damage, landslides and bridge collapses across a swathe of the country.



According to state media, 928 people have died because of the seasonal bad weather and another 477 are missing.