At least 10 people have died and 13 remain missing after heavy rain caused flash floods, mudslides and landslides in south China

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South China is currently being hit by extreme downpours.

At least 10 people have died and 13 remain missing after heavy rain caused flash floods, mudslides and landslides in Hunan, Guizhou, Guangdong provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

In Hunan

Continuous rain resulted in swollen rivers, landslides and mud-rock flows. Three people died in Hengshan county on Wednesday.

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Three residents of Xiangtan County have been reported missing after their home was buried by a landslide around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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About 530 houses collapsed, and 11,900 people were evacuated.

In Guangxi

One person was killed by collapsing house in torrential rain on Wednesday. One person was swept away by floods while another was buried in a landslide.

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The rains and ensuing disasters also destroyed 754 houses, seriously damaged another 408, ruined 20,200 hectares of crops, forced the evacuation of 5,900 people and inflicted a direct economic loss estimated at 150 million yuan (about 22.8 million U.S. dollars).

In Guizhou

Five people have died and four are still missing.

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Heavy rain pounded the county from Tuesday night until early Wednesday, with 202 millimeters of precipitation recorded in some areas. Traffic, power and telecommunications were all affected and homes destroyed.

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Around 10,000 residents of 24 counties have been displaced. The homes of 125 families have been destroyed and 300 more have been seriously damaged.

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It is estimated that the rain has caused direct economic losses of 127 million yuan (about 19 million U.S. dollars).

In Guangdong

A female climber died and three of her group were swept away by a flash flood on Tianchi Mountain on Wednesday.

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Nearly 300 rescuers are searching for the missing around the mountain, which experienced torrential rain on Sunday and Monday.

Source: Xinhuanet.com

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