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.
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.