Flood in China- Guizhou
A paramilitary policeman walks on a bridge in the flood-hit Wangmo county, Guizhou province June 6, 2011. In the southwest province of Guizhou, the easing of drought swung to flooding that killed 9 people and left 13 missing in Wangmo County. Torrential rains there overwhelmed the local river and flooded the county seat and other towns, forcing 6,000 people to move, Xinhua news agency reported. Picture taken June 6, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA REUTERS/China Daily China Dail

At least 24 were killed as heavy rains wreaked havoc in southern and eastern China, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate.

Massive floods have hit Guizhou province, where 21 people were killed and 31 were missing. Nearly 100,000 residents were evacuated, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Three deaths were reported from Jiangsu province, Xinhua added.

The rains collapsed 300 houses, with 5,500 hectares of farmland submerged. Besides huge damage to crops, the floods also worsened the power supply in the area as power generation from nearby dams was shut down.

The floods also destroyed roads and bridges and washed away more than 500 vehicles.

About 6,000 students were prevented from attending schools on Tuesday due to floods, Yan Tie, the county's education chief, told Xinhua.