16 dead, 18 missing in flash flood in western China

Men wearing face masks ride on a scooter under an upturned umbrella in the rain in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Some were killed with others missing after a flash flood in western China Thursday, as China faces both summer rains and severe heat and drought in different parts of the country. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Men wearing face masks ride on a scooter under an upturned umbrella in the rain in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Some were killed with others missing after a flash flood in western China Thursday, as China faces both summer rains and severe heat and drought in different parts of the country. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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