Southern China Floods – 15 Dead, 8 Missing

More heavy rain and floods have struck across several southern provinces in China. The latest flood disaster first struck on 3 July 2014, affecting Xinjiang, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou. Flooding and landslides have resulted in the deaths of at least 15 people, with a further 8 missing, according to China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Figures from the Office of the National Committee for Disaster Reduction say that over 60,000 people have been displaced by the latest floods, which have completely destroyed around 5,00 homes.

The latest deaths come after a spate of flooding swept across southern China. Chinese authorities said last week that 134 people had been killed in floods in the first 6 months of 2014.