Beijing: Incessant rain has ravaged many parts of China affecting 275,000 people by cutting of power supplies, damaging houses and destroying farmland, an official said on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms have been battering southwest Chongqing Municipality of China with more than 1,500 houses damaged by continuous storms and another 400 have collapsed, said an authority with the flood control and drought relief headquarters of Chongqing.

About 103,000 mu (6,866.66 hectares) of farmland have been affected by the thunderstorms, with 29,000 mu of that confirmed as a lost harvest, reports say.

There will be another round of thundershowers with heavy winds and hail in Chongqing on Tuesday, according to the forecast released by the municipal meteorological observatory.

In north Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a bridge was destroyed by rain-triggered floods on the Jining-Tongliao Railway.

About 3,800 passengers were stranded on five stalled trains from Monday evening, according to the railway bureau of Hohhot, capital city of Inner Mongolia.

As of midday, most of the stranded passengers have been transferred by car to their destinations or other train stations nearby.

(Agencies)