Fourteen people are still missing due to heavy rains in China

Heavy rain that succeeded lasted in some parts of China several months of drought have caused floods in Guizhou Province in southwest China's missing among the 14 people, according to Xinhua news agency, referring to the local authorities, as of 14:00 ( 10:00 MSK) Monday.

Affected by the disaster, a total of about 130,000 residents 29 towns and townships provinces affected were left without communications, electricity and transport. Element 140 buildings destroyed, damaged crops on an area of about 4 hectares. Direct economic losses exceeded 160 million yuan (25 million dollars).

The county level Vanmo same river on Sunday by three meters higher than the maximum, the authorities began to evacuate 6,000 people from the surrounding villages.

Guizhou Weather Service predicts that on a Monday night and Tuesday rains in the province continue. Local authorities are actively seeking the missing and are making efforts to help the people affected by the disaster.

Severe drought earlier struck the territory of central and southern China, especially the affected provinces of Hubei and Hunan. From the beginning to the end of May in these areas has dropped only about half of normal precipitation. This is a record low rainfall areas for middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in 1961. Since the beginning of June in many drought-affected areas experienced heavy rains.

In particular, as stated on the website of the State Council, in most of the western, central and northern areas of the province of Hunan moderate and heavy precipitation continued to June 2. In Fenghuang County by Sunday morning fell a record 231.5 millimeters. The area affected by drought areas declined by one-third — to 307 thousand hectares.

However, in some areas of Hunan Province as torrential rains caused floods, which affected 620,000 people, damaged crops of corn on an area of 29,000 hectares.

Authorities were also forced to evacuate from flood-affected areas of 21,000 people

Source: rian.ru.

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