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Heavy rain to continue in S China

English.news.cn   2014-06-23 12:13:47

BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rains will continue to batter southern regions of China, bringing chaos to some provinces.

Rains will continue till Tuesday in Fujian, Guangdong, Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces, and Tibet Autonomous Region, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast on Monday.

Rainstorms since June 18 have left 26 people dead and three missing.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs said that 4.9 million people in the provinces of Fujian, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chongqing Municipality had been adversely affected by the rain as of 11 a.m. on Sunday, with 337,000 people relocated and 115,000 in urgent need of basic necessities.

Editor: Shen Qing
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