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Reuters wroteHeavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.

Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the civil affairs department.

In the central province of Henan, 15 people were killed and eight were missing after thunderstorms and strong winds forced 72,000 people from their homes and damaged 18,000 houses,

Altogether about 8.6 million people have been affected by the flooding, according state media and local government reports.

More than 1.5 million hectares of crops have been damaged, leading to direct economic losses of more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion), the government has said.

Nearly 50,000 homes have collapsed, it said.

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When did this storm start? Reason I was asking is cause my mother just came home from China 2 days ago.
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Damn this is bad man, hate hearing deaths caused by heavy rain. Its sad!
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This is just ridiculous...

I hope the floods let up along with the rain, and that no one is stuck or trapped injured somewhere :/
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