Beijing: Four persons were killed and more than 77,000 evacuated in China's eastern and central provinces hit by a new round of rainstorms.

Flooding and landslides triggered by an earlier two rounds of rainstorms had left 105 people dead and 63 more missing in the south over the past 10 days.

Fresh floods have killed four persons and another seven are reported missing in rain-triggered landslides in Anhui and Hubei provinces on Tuesday and on Wednesday, a news agency reported.

Lightning killed two people and severely injured another one in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

By Wednesday afternoon, the rain had forced the evacuation of 70,100 people in Jiangxi and toppled 1,320 houses.

Rescuers in the worst-hit city of Dexing are racing to shift 5,200 people trapped by floods to safe places, a spokesperson of the flood control authority was quoted as saying by a news agency.

The meteorological station predicted that the rain will continue exceeding 50 mm of accumulated rainfall in the provincial capital of Nanchang, Shangrao city and Jingdezhen city.

It recommended that residents near the centre of the storm cut outdoor power supplies and refrain from outdoor activities. It also warned local governments to take preventive measures in case the rain triggers landslides, floods and mud-rock flows.

In Zhejiang, heavy rains since Tuesday have forced the evacuation of 2,059 people in 17 counties, where 79 houses were toppled and 2,370 hectares of farmland damaged, said Liu Fayuan, deputy director of the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

The rain also forced over 3,300 people to leave their homes in Anhui Province.

(Agencies)