BEIJING - Floods after days of prolonged rainstorms have brought down about
2,000 houses in China's eastern province of Jiangxi, news agency Xinhua said on
Houses in 59 towns were wrecked by the floods, which caused an economic loss
of nearly 100 million yuan ($13 million), following heavy rains across most of
Jiangxi between Thursday and Sunday.
"The floods have caused casualties and evacuations of residents in some
areas, but the exact number has yet to be counted," Xinhua quoted a local
official as saying.
Weather forecasters said the province would suffer more rain over the next
Disasters triggered by rainstorms killed at least 43 people in southwest
Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality at the end of last