3 Dead in Guangxi Floods, South West China

At least 3 people have been killed in floods in the Autonomous Region of Guangxi in south west China after torrential rain lasting 24 hours swept across the region.

The rainstorm began on Saturday 26 April 2014. The rain has continued to fall and is expected to move eastwards from today, Monday 28 April 2014.

Xinhua are reporting that as many as 77,000 people have been affected by the floods, which also triggered landslides. Homes and farmland have been damaged, causing estimated losses of around three quarters of a million US dollars, according to the regional civil affairs bureau.

Nanning, the state capital of Guangxi, suffered from similar heavy rainstorms and flooding in June 2013.

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Sources: Xinhua