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Heavy rains affect South China
May 24, 2014, 5:17 am

170,000 Chinese have been affected in Guangdong province [Xinhua]

170,000 Chinese have been affected in Guangdong province [Xinhua]

Southern China has been hit by heavy rains, causing landslides and flooding in several cities this week.

The local government has begun relief work in China’s Guangdong province where torrential rain has killed at least seven people. 170,000 Chinese have been affected. Vast expanses of cropland has also been affected by the floods.

Continuous rain has also severely affected Jiangxi province and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The latest rains in Jiangxi, began on Wednesday, affecting around eighty thousand people. Some two thousand have been transferred to safer areas.

And in Guangxi, the rainstorms have caused floods and landslides, affecting more than 100,000 people in thirteen townships. 2,200 people have been driven from their homes.

The rain has now weakened in most of southern China except Guangdong.


 Source: Agencies