Heavy rains and floods affect over 3.75 million people in southern China



More than 3.75 million residents have been affected by heavy downpours and flooding in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said.

Guangxi has experienced six heavy rains during this year’s flood season, with the average rainfall standing at 490.8 mm — 1.6 times the same period in previous years, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

The downpours and rain-induced disasters such as flooding have collapsed 3,436 homes and damaged 159,300 hectares of crops, according to a news release on the region’s flood control and relief work.

Direct economic losses have already exceeded 12.48 billion yuan (about 1.86 billion US dollars).

More heavy rains and typhoons are expected to hit Guangxi, according to an official with the regional flood control and drought relief headquarters.

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