Heavy rain leaves 17 dead in Guangxi

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-12 21:10:54|Editor: Yamei
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Aerial photo taken on June 10, 2019 shows Liujiang River in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Due to downpours in the upper reach of the Liujiang River, the first flood peak of the river arrived in Liuzhou on June 10. (Xinhua)

NANNING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Seventeen people died and nine people went missing after heavy downpours hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the regional emergency management department announced on Wednesday.

More than 590,000 people have been affected by the week-long downpours, according to the latest update on Wednesday at noon.

More than 30,000 people have been relocated. The floods triggered by the heavy rain has damaged more than 34,600 hectares of crops. A total of 1,747 houses collapsed and 966 were severely damaged, according to the department.

The regional meteorological authorities on Wednesday maintained a yellow alert on heavy rain, predicting storms in cities including Guilin, Nanning and Baise.

Heavy rain has also affected provinces including Guizhou, Guangdong, Hunan, Fujian and Gansu.

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