Six dead, 420,000 affected by rain in China

At least six people have died and over 420,000 affected in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang region due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain , Xinhua reported.

The rain, which started Monday morning, has hit multiple counties, said a statement from the regional department of civil affairs.

The rain has displaced 17,200 people, said the statement, adding over 12,000 hectares of farmland were affected and a total of 270 houses collapsed.

According to an initial estimate, direct economic losses caused by the rain have amounted to over 69 million yuan ($11 million). (IANS)