Floods affected 800,000 residents of Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces in China

Floods affected 800,000 residents of Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces in China
Floods affected 800,000 residents of Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces in China
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At least 800,000 people have been affected by torrential rains and floods in central and southern China over the past few days. At least 2 people were killed and 4 are still missing. The provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi were hit hardest.

1 person died and 4 are missing in central China's Hunan province, where more than 3,000 people have been evacuated since late May and more than 95,000 have been injured in 20 counties and districts.

Neighboring Jiangxi province has been under heavy rain since June 2. Flooding in the province affected nearly 380,000 people and forced 21,000 people to evacuate. Provincial authorities said 117 houses were destroyed and extensive crops damaged.

1 person has died and more than 320,000 have been injured in the South China Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, which recorded 326.4 mm of rain in 24 hours. More than 34,600 hectares of agricultural crops were damaged.

The heavy rain also triggered landslides that destroyed houses and destroyed roads in Tianlin County, Baise City.

Tourist facilities in areas such as Hezhou City have been temporarily closed.

Local authorities called for more active preparation for the upcoming new round of heavy rains.

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