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2 dead, 4 missing as SW China braces heavy rain

By (Xinhua)

Heavy rain battered South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, leaving two dead and four others missing, local civil affairs bureau said on June 14.

Heavy rainfall since June 11 has brought flood across eight cities and 25 counties across the autonomous region.

Thunderbolt and building collapse caused by rain and flooding have left two dead and four missing. The adverse weather condition has forced 2,910 people to relocate and affected more than 23,130 hectare of crops, including 2,190 hectare that has failed.

In Guilin, where picturesque scenery and limestone karst have drawn visitors from both China and abroad, days of raining has elevated water levels, prompting authorities to ground all vessels on the Lijiang River.

Hechi is located in the northwestern part of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and the southern foothills of the Yungui Plateau.