3 dead, 2 missing in heavy rain across China

Jun 02, 2016 12:00 AM

Three people were killed and another two are missing after torrential rain hit many parts of China on Wednesday and Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Storms have disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and caused heavy economic losses.

In Chongqing, two people died and another two are missing with more than 9,000 people relocated. The rain has also caused direct economic losses estimated at around 750 million yuan (110 mm U.S. dollars).

In Jiangxi Province, an elderly woman drowned. Flooding throughout the provincial capital Nanchang brought serious traffic jams to the city on Thursday.

In central China's Hubei Province, 2,800 people were evacuated and more than 26,000 hectares of crops were damaged, resulting in direct economic losses of more than 400 million yuan (60 mm U.S. dollars).

A section of the Yichang-Wanzhou railway was damaged by flooding with 39 trains canceled. The line is expected to reopen on Saturday.

Provincial weather forecasters warned residents to expect more storms this month.

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