CHINA Over 810,000 affected as heavy rainfall batters China's Guangxi

CHINA

Over 810,000 affected as heavy rainfall batters China's Guangxi

Xinhua

19:50, July 17, 2019

NANNING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Lives of more than 810,000 residents in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have been affected by the heavy rainfall that began Friday, the local emergency management department said.

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The department said a total of 816,523 people were affected, including two deaths as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

As the precipitation came to an end by Wednesday evening, nearly 65,000 hectares of crops had been destroyed, and homes of nearly 2,000 households collapsed or damaged, leading to a direct economic loss of 1.4 billion yuan (about 208 million U.S. dollars).

Floods and waterlogging hit 47 counties and districts in nine cities in Guangxi, the department said. 


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