China floods kill 16, thousands left homeless

Recent estimates have run death figures up to at least 16 people, with thousands of families left homeless when torrents of rainstorms and floods ran through southern China.


More than 400,000 residents have already been forced out of their homes in the provinces of Fujian, Guangxi Zhuang, Hunan and Jiangxi. Authorities have already confirmed sixteen deaths, with possibilities of more still pending. Authorities have also received reports of at least two missing people in Fujian.

The flooding has also threatened a dam and reservoir in Luocheng, which has also prompted evacuations in the area.

Current damage estimates for homes and livelihood have run up to at least $35.4 million.