Rain-triggered floods, landslides kill 105 people in southern China

Beijing, June 14: Floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall have killed 105 people in southern China, while 63 others are still missing over the past 10 days, the Ministry of Civil Affairs has said.

Official records suggest that till 10 am (local time) on Monday, the natural phenomenon had left 39 people dead and 21 more missing in Hunan Province since June 3, while 29 people have died and 10 others are missing in the Hubei Province, Xinhua reports.

In Guizhou Province, 24 people have reportedly died and 32 are missing.

The death toll in the Jiangxi Province stood at 13, the ministry said.

The provinces of Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi had experienced severe prolonged drought before the start of the disastrous spell of rain.

The ministry along with the National Disaster Reduction Commission had launched an emergency response on Monday over fears that the region could face heavy rainfall in the next few days.

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