Flooding in Guangxi affects 80,000 people

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Twenty rivers in the region have seen floods surpass warning levels, according to the regional hydrology and water resources bureau.
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Rongjiang River in Liuzhou City in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July 12, 2017.

Rain-triggered floods have swollen rivers and left more than 80,000 people affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Twenty rivers in the region have seen floods surpass warning levels, according to the regional hydrology and water resources bureau.

Rainstorms have battered 25 counties in Guangxi since Monday. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, two people were killed and 83,600 people were affected as a result of floods. A total of 1,832 local residents were relocated, the regional civil affairs department said.

The floods also damaged 3,870 hectares of cropland damaged and saw 198 homes collapse, resulting in direct economic losses of 28.29 million yuan (US$4.17 million).

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