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Families grieve after 40 killed in deadly China storms

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Family members grieve during a funeral for the victims of the violent hailstorm and torrential rain that swept through Minxian in northwestern China's Gansu province. Pictures taken on May 13, 2012 and made available today.

Funerals are being held for forty people killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwestern China, Agence France Presse reports.

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Family members carry a coffin during the funeral procession. 29,300 people were evacuated after rain and hail battered the county.

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Family members grieve during the funeral.