CHINA HEAVY RAIN SLASHES SOUTH CHINA

CHINA HEAVY RAIN SLASHES SOUTH CHINA

Cars travel on a flooded street caused by heavy rain in Guangzhou city, south China's Guangdong province, 10 May 2016. At least nine people have died and another three are missing after heavy rain pounded south China for days, disrupting traffic and affecting millions in the region. The rain started last week in Chongqing, Fujian, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi, and continued through Monday (9 May 2016), according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC). In Hunan, two people died - one in a lightning strike - and a total of 6,555 people have been relocated. The rain has caused floods, power cuts and landslides. In Hubei, rain, hail and gales left one dead and two missing. Direct economic losses are estimated at about 45 million yuan (US$7 million). In Jiangxi, heavy rain has led to three deaths and the relocation of 14,000 residents. About 500 houses were destroyed by the rain and direct economic losses are estimated at 740 million yuan. In Guangxi, one person died and another is missing after heavy rain battered seven cities. A total of 12,200 people were relocated. Rivers in the affected provinces are swollen and flood warnings have been issued.(Imaginechina via AP Images)

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May 10, 2016 04:00:00 AM
May 10, 2016 01:26:59 PM
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