49 people Dead, 14 Missing in Southern China

Vastavam web: Authorities say 49 people have died and 14 others are missing since heavy rainfall hit southern China in early June. China’s disaster reduction committee said Wednesday that more than 7,000 houses have collapsed and 300,000 people have been evacuated. A statement on its social media account said direct economic losses totalled 10 billion yuan (USD 1.4 billion). The committee said that floods, landslides and mudslides from the rains have affected more than 4.5 million people in eight provinces.