Flash floods and mudslides in parts of China triggered by heavy rain have left 16 people dead and 8 million affected. Evacuation and relief operations are underway in affected areas where water levels in rivers and reservoirs crossed the danger level.
As of Monday evening, over 843,500 people and 35,530 hectares of farmland in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions had been affected by downpour since Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported citing data from the regional civil affairs bureau.
Over 2,300 houses collapsed in the heavy rain while direct economic losses were estimated to be about 310 million yuan ($ 48.7 million). Over 23,300 people were evacuated.
In east China's Jiangxi province, a total of 93,366 people were affected by the torrential rain. About 32,400 people were evacuated while 2,364 houses were damaged in floods as of Sunday evening. Authorities estimate direct economic losses of about 1.28 billion yuan ($ 201 million).
In neighboring Zhejiang province, over 17,000 people were evacuated due to rains that affected the lives of more than 350,000 since June 22, according to media reports.
A landslide in Hunan's Chenzhou blocked roads which left over 130 tourists stranded, according to the Hunan flood control headquarters.
Southern coastal city of Beihai has been hit by rainstorms over the past few days. Shipping services from Beihai to Weizhou Island and from Beihai to Haikou, capital of the southern Hainan province, have been suspended even as the meteorological observatory issued a blue-color-coded signal at 4 pm Monday, warning of windstorms, according to reports.