China: Eleven people missing after heavy rains in the south

"A total of 11 people are missing after heavy rains hit many parts of Guangdong in recent days," Xinhua news agency reported, citing the state emergency agency.

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Damage caused by heavy rain: Guandong, Photo: REUTERS
Damage caused by heavy rain: Guandong, Photo: REUTERS
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A total of 11 people are missing in southern China due to floods that led to the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents, local media reported today.

Heavy rains have lashed Guangdong province since Thursday, the country's richest and most populous with its capital city of Canton, a symbol of China's manufacturing power.

The rainfall has caused the water level to rise to the level where there are fears of the "flood of the century", local authorities said.

"A total of 11 people are missing after heavy rains hit many parts of Guangdong in recent days," Xinhua news agency reported, citing the state's emergency management body.

More than 53.000 people in the province had to be evacuated, Xinhua added.

Bad weather in recent days has caused landslides in mountainous areas.

Heavy rainfall is not uncommon in the southern part of China, especially in summer. The country has been facing extreme weather and climate conditions for the past few months.

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