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Flooding in central China leaves 23 dead, 30 missing

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Deadly floods hit central China

(CNN) -- Heavy rains and flooding in central China have killed 23 people and left another 30 missing, state-run media reported Sunday.

The flooding in eastern Sichuan province has left portions of the region surrounded by water, according to the official Xinhua news agency, which described the city of Wanyuan and the district of Guang'an as "islands."

Nearly 6 million people across 62 counties have been evacuated as a result of the floods, Xinhua reported, citing the Disaster Relief Office of the Sichuan Province Civil Affairs Department.

Flooding on Friday caused by pounding rainstorms in south China killed 146 people and left 40 others missing, Xinhua reported last week.