Heavy rain hits southwest China's Guizhou Province, at least 5 missing

Heavy rain hits southwest China's Guizhou Province, at least 5 missing

At least 5 people are missing in southwest China's Guizhou Province following heavy rainfall that started affecting the province a few days ago, authorities said Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Torrential downpours started affecting the province on Thursday, June 9 and have since disrupted lives of at least 29 000 people, Xinhua reports. According to a written statement issued by the Guizhou civil affairs department, rainstorms hit 8 counties or cities in the province, forcing nearly 4 000 people to relocate as of Saturday, June 11.

The statement said the rain damaged more than 520 hectares of crops and toppled over 360 houses.

The direct economic loss has already reached 4.73 million USD (over 31 million yuan).

72 hours of rainfall accumulation ending 00:00 UTC on June 12, 2016. Credit: NASA/JAXA GPM; Google

At the same time, heavy monsoon rains are battering western coast of Myanmar and southern Bangladesh:

72 hours of rainfall accumulation ending 00:00 UTC on June 12, 2016. Credit: NASA/JAXA GPM; Google

Featured image credit: NASA/JAXA GPM;Google

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