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Flood kills three in NW China region

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URUMQI, Jun 14, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A rare inundation devoured three people and left four others injured in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday afternoon, the local government said on Tuesday morning.

The big flood following a one-hour rainstorm destroyed local buildings and irrigation works in Huocheng County of Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture.

The four injured were hospitalized and out of life danger.