China – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Deadly Floods in Guangxi

Flooding caused by days of heavy rain in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has left at least 3 people dead and 2 missing, local media report.

According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the area has seen rain since Monday 07 May, 2018.

Since then over 70,000 people in 15 counties have been affected, with 6,100 people evacuated. Power supply has been interrupted and around 4,500 hectares of crops have suffered damage. Local media say the floods have caused direct economic losses of over 14.3 million USD.

Video footage showed images of flood water racing through streets in Yulin city and Bobai and Luchuan counties. Firefighters were called on to carry out flood rescues in Yulin city and Luchuan county.