At least 47 people are dead or missing and more than 260,000 have been left homeless by floods and landslides set off by torrential rain in southern China, officials and press reports said Sunday.
Four days of heavy rains have pummelled the regions of Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and Hunan.
Xinhua news agency reported 14 people killed and four missing in Guangdong province where floods and landslides have demolished more than 3,000 homes and caused damages estimated at more than 266 million yuan (35 million dollars).
In neighboring Guangxi, 13 died and one is missing as floods destroyed more than 8,700 homes and forced the evacuation of 103,000 residents, the Guangxi civil affairs bureau said in a statement.
In Hunan province, three people are dead, one is missing and some 158,000 are homeless, Xinhua said in a separate report.
In Guizhou, the death toll is seven with four missing. The rains destroyed 3,000 homes and inundated large areas of farmland, it said.
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