6 killed, 2 missing in China floods

Beijing, Jun 18: At least six people have been killed and two others went missing after floods triggered by a week of torrential rains wreaked havoc in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

According to local civil affairs department, 39,000 hectares of crops were affected as of yesterday.

6 killed, 2 missing in China floods

Several thousand houses collapsed and 15,000 people were relocated. Economic losses are estimated to be around 317 million yuan (USD 48 million).

A total of 66 flood alerts have been issued across the region since June 9, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Water level at 33 gauging stations on 20 rivers have crossed the warning marks, said the regional flood control headquarters.


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