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In pictures: Floods in southern China

A resident walks on the debris of a house destroyed by a landslide in a village in Heyuan, in south China's Guangdong  - 23/6/05

Heavy rains in southern China have caused flooding and widespread damage.

People walk across the road damaged in flood in the town of Xingang in Dongyuan County, south China's Guangdong Province - 23/6/05

The rising waters have wrecked roads and cut off some communities.

Flooded streets in Foshan - 23/6/05

In some places, the only way about is by boat.

Children play in the flood waters outside their homes in Fuzhou, south-eastern China's Fujian province 23 June 2005

Children have been taking advantage of the conditions.

Repair work on railway in Heyuan, Guangdong Province - 22/6/05

But landslides are a more serious problem, seriously affecting services on this train line.

Lorry washed away by floods in Fujian - 23/6/05

Several vehicles were swept away in the flooding.

Diver in Fujian province prepares to look for bus crash survivors - 23/6/05

Divers tried to locate the missing after the floodwaters claimed a bus and truck.

Mother and child rescued in Fujian - 23/6/05

Amid stories of bravery and survival, the death toll steadily mounted.

Woman removing items from home in Guangzhou - 23/6/05

For most people, the task of clearing up has only just begun.

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