Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing.
According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on June 14, floods and landslides destroyed 9 300 homes and damaged 3.71 million (9.16 million acres) of crops, causing direct economic losses of about $1.93 billion (13.35 billion yuan). More than 4 300 people were rescued from floodwaters.
More than 20 000 homes in the south-west region of Guangxi are without power.