Six killed as China’s Guangxi confronts flood

NANNING — Six people were killed and another two are missing in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region due to floods brought by a week of rain.

According to local civil affairs department, 39,000 hectares of crops were affected as of Friday.

Several thousand houses collapsed and 15,000 people were relocated. Economic losses are estimated to be around 317 million yuan (USD 48 million).

A total of 66 flood alerts have been issued across the region since June 9.

Water level at 33 gauging stations on 20 rivers have crossed the warning marks, the regional flood control headquarters said. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com