Beijing: Four persons were killed in a rainstorm that has lashed south China for days and affected lives of nearly half a million residents, local flood control authorities said on Thursday.

According to the provincial flood prevention centre, four persons were killed and nearly 500,000 residents affected due to the persistent rainstorm, adding that over 20,000 hectares of farmland has been flooded.

Water levels in some rivers have risen to an alarming point, and rain-triggered floods have forced 30 enterprises in Jiaoling County to suspend production.

Meteorological experts warn that two rounds of fresh rainstorms are expected over the next 10 days, making flood control in the province even more problematic.


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