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Floods, Heavy Rainfalls in South China Leave 26 People Dead, 8 Missing

© REUTERS / StringerRescuers transfer residents with a boat at a flooded area in Guilin, Guangxi province, China July 2, 2017. Picture taken July 2, 2017
Rescuers transfer residents with a boat at a flooded area in Guilin, Guangxi province, China July 2, 2017. Picture taken July 2, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The heavy rainfalls caused floods in China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region leaving at least 26 people dead and eight more missing, local media reported on Saturday.

A man makes his way with a wooden boat through a flooded area in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, China July 2, 2017. - Sputnik International
Floods in Southern China Kill 30 People, Leave 15 Missing
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The heavy rainfalls started on July 1 and resulted in the floods in 13 cities in the Guangxi region with Guilin, Nanning, Wuzhou, Baise, Guigang, Hezhou, Qinzhou and Beihai being the worst hit ones, the CCTV broadcaster reported.

About 1.9 million people were affected by the floods with around 185,000 of them having been evacuated.

Devastating floods regularly hit China with the deadliest ones having occurred in 1931 when the overflows left from 145,000 to 4 million people dead.

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