Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2009
The number of people left dead from torrential rains and floods in southwest and central China rose to 38, state media reported Monday.
A downpour that hit Miyi county in Sichuan province for around 10 hours from late Sunday left 22 dead and seven missing, Xinhua news agency said.
Meanwhile, 16 people were killed and one was missing after torrential rains battered Hunan province in central China from Thursday until early Monday, the China News Service said.
Over two million people were affected by the rains in Hunan that caused 900 million yuan (132 million dollars) worth of damage, the report said.
And earlier report from the service said Monday that 16 were killed and 13 were missing in Sichuan. Another 38 people had been injured in the storms, which triggered floods and mud slides and affected more than 21,500 people, it added.
South and central China are prone to flooding during the summer rainy season.
In Sichuan, rain has affected 6.9 million people, with more than 250,000 people being relocated, media reports said in mid-July.
According to a report issued earlier this month by the state flood headquarters, 95 people have been killed and 21 people went missing in flooding throughout China in the first six months of the year.
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