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In pictures: South China flooding

Main streets in Shaoguan, Guangdong province, under water on Sunday 16 July

At least 150 people have died in China as a result of tropical storm Bilis, which struck the south of the country over the weekend.

Residents look at a flooded street in Fuzhou, Fujian province on Sunday 16 July

The storm brought torrential rain which led to landslides and widespread flooding in the provinces of Hunan, Guangdong and Fujian.

A Chinese soldier rescues a woman from a flooded village in Leiyang, Hunan province on Sunday 16 July

Rescuers have been working to reach residents stranded by high flood waters.

A villager sits on the debris of his collapsed house in Nansheng, Fujian province, on Sunday 16 July

Thousands of houses have been swept away and many people have been forced to flee their homes.

Trains are surrounded by flood waters in Shaoguan, Guangdong province, Sunday 16 July

Communications and infrastructure have been affected. In Guangdong, flooding cut the Beijing-Guangzhou railway line, stranding thousands of passengers.

A boat is trapped by flood waters under Wujiang Bridge in Shaoguan, Guangdong province on Sunday 16 July

Mudslides have been reported and forecasters fear that more bad weather is on the way, with several days of heavy rain predicted in southern China.

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