Beijing: At least 30 people were killed and over 100 went missing in China when rain-triggered natural disasters across the country since Sunday. Authorities on Thursday issued a “national early disaster warning” for the arrival of Typhoon Soulik.

Floods and landslides caused by the downpours have affected about 3.73 million people in 17 provincial-level regions, as well as forced the relocation of 212,000 residents, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

Thirty people were killed and over 100 others remain missing in heavy floods and landslides triggered by rain storms since Sunday.

The rainstorms also destroyed more than 8,400 houses and damaged another 113,000, causing direct economic losses of 8.56 billion yuan (around USD 1.4 billion), according to the ministry.

(Agencies)

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