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    Tropical storm causes chaos in China

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    Southern China is braced for more heavy rain and flooding, as Tropical Storm Conson heads towards Guangdong and Hainan.


    Workers raced to build waterways to drain overflowing reservoirs in south-eastern China and thousands were evacuated following torrential rain and flooding.


    In Linxiang County, Anhui Province, workers blasted through part of a dam to relieve the high water levels that threatened nearby villages.


    In western China, the death toll from landslides triggered by heavy rains rose to 41, with dozens still missing.


    Heavy rains overwhelmed three reservoirs in Poyang county in northern Jiangxi province, forcing the evacuation of more than 10,000 people.


    In addition to Hainan, parts of Guangdong province and neighbouring Guangxi region will see torrential rains over the next 24 hours as Conson moves toward the northwest at 9 to 13 miles per hour.