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WorldHeavy rains in southern China leave 49 dead, 14 missing

17:25  12 june  2019
17:25  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Seven people were killed and one still missing as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday as torrential downpours destroyed roads and toppled houses in southern China 's Guangdong Province.

Sixteen people were killed and 12 are still missing after torrential rains caused havoc in southern China , local authorities said Tuesday. In neighboring Guangdong Province, seven people were killed and one is still missing as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday as heavy rain destroyed roads and toppled houses.

Heavy rains in southern China leave 49 dead, 14 missing © The Associated Press In this Monday, June 10, 2019, photo, rescuers evacuate an elderly woman on a boat in Heyuan in southern China's Guangdong province. Authorities say dozens of people have died and others are missing since heavy rainfall hit southern China in early June. (Chinatopix via AP)

BEIJING — Forty-nine people have died and 14 others remain missing since heavy rainfall hit southern China in early June, authorities said Wednesday.

More than 7,000 houses have collapsed and 300,000 people have been evacuated, China's disaster reduction committee said in a statement published on its official social media account.

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Lianping County in Heyuan City, south China 's Guangdong Province, is among the worst-hit regions in the latest round of rainstorm. Seven people were killed and one still missing as of 10:00am Tuesday as torrential downpours destroyed roads and toppled houses in southern China 's Guangdong

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Direct economic losses totaled 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion), the statement said.

The committee said that floods, landslides and mudslides from the rains have affected more than 4.5 million people in eight provinces.

Nationwide, 83 people have died or gone missing since the start of this year's flood season, Ye Jianchun, vice minister of water resources, said at a news conference Tuesday. He said 6.75 million people in 22 provinces have been affected.

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