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27 people killed in heavy rains in China

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At least 27 people were killed and two others missing in rainstorms across six of China’s provincial-level regions
Beijing: At least 27 people were killed and two others missing in rainstorms across six of China’s provincial-level regions, leaving 3.4 million people affected.

The torrential rains wrought havoc in the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chongqing Municipality and has left 3.4 million people affected, National Commission for Disaster Reduction said.

A total of 2.39 lakh people have been relocated so far and another 1.16 lakh are in urgent need of basic living necessities, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The downpours have devastated more than 9,700 houses and damaged another 55,000 homes, besides leaving 19,400 hectares of crops unharvestable, amounting to a direct economic loss of USD 58.39 million.

The latest round of heavy rainfall hit south and southwest China on June 1, bringing hail, floods and landslides.

PTI

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