Flooding caused by heavy rains continuing in China have killed 50 people, at least another 42 people reported missing, according to Xinhua news agency on Friday.
Flooding in the southern and northern Chinese provinces began June 20. Previously reported 16 dead.
Ongoing for more than a week of heavy showers led to the destruction of more than 34 million homes, has 89,000 houses partially damaged. To date, damage to the economy of power is estimated at about 10.3 billion yuan (1.6 billion dollars).