CHINA FLOODS – At least 16 dead, 36 missing in northwestern China floods

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At least 16 people have died while 36 remain missing after a flash flood in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai, authorities said Thursday.

In a brief statement, the provincial emergency management department said the flood occurred in a mountainous area of Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County, in the northern part of the province’s capital, Xining. E