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BEIJING (Reuters) - Central China faces its worst flooding since 1998 when thousands died, as rain continues to batter the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, a state newspaper said on Thursday.

"Although the current situation along the Yangtze River has yet to reach the danger level, it is definitely at a crucial point," the China Daily quoted senior flood official Wang Jingquan as saying.

"If heavy rain hits the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, coupled with the continuous rainfall in the middle and lower reaches, severe flooding similar to that in 1998 will occur," Wang added.

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