Floods affect 800 000 in China's Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces

At least 800 000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in central and southern China over the past couple of days. At least 2 people have been killed and 4 are still missing. The worst affected provinces are Hunan, Jiangxi, and Guangxi.

1 person has died and 4 are missing in central China's Hunan province where over 3 000 people were evacuated and more than 95 000 affected in 20 counties and districts since late May.

Neighboring Jiangxi is under heavy rain since June 2. Flooding in the province has affected almost 380 000 people and forced 21 000 to evacuate. Provincial authorities said 117 homes were destroyed and wide areas of crops damaged.

1 person has been killed and more than 320 000 people affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, where one station in Yongfu recorded 326.4 mm (12.8 inches) of rain in 24 hours to June 7. More than 14 000 hectares (34 600 acres) of crops have been damaged.

The downpours have also caused mudslides which led to house collapses and destructed roads in Tianlin County, Baise City.

Tourist sites in areas such as Hezhou City have been temporarily closed, Xinhua reports.

Local authorities have called on more preparation for the upcoming new round of heavy rains.

Featured image credit: Lu Boan/Xinhua


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