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    Guangdong flood, 1885

    From mid-June until July of 1885 the Pearl River and its tributaries rose and caused huge flood damage in southeastern China’s Guangdong province after breaking through their embankments. With a death toll exceeding 9000 by the 31st of July, the inundation was reported by newspapers at the time as the worst seen in the region in thirty years. [1] Continue reading