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Thousands evacuated in path of Yangtze

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / July 20, 1983


Troops evacuated thousands of people from China's industrial center of Wuhan as the biggest flood on record surged down the Yangtze River and hit the city's protective dikes, the China Daily said.

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The paper said the worst rains in 30 years had soaked Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, leaving almost half the main streets under water.