NANCHANG, June 21 (Xinhua) — Eleven more deaths have been reported after heavy rain across the county since the weekend, according to local authorities Tuesday.
In east China's Jiangxi Province, six people died, according to the provincial civil affairs department. Among them, two drowned in swollen rivers, while four were killed by lightening.
Three people remain missing, 105,700 hectares of crops were ruined, 969 houses destroyed and direct economic losses have been estimated in the region of 2.16 billion yuan (about 328.5 million U.S. dollars).
About 199,000 people have been displaced, including more than 3,200 from the township of Guxiandu, after a landslide in the township.
A Xinhua reporter saw inundated farmland, and trees submerged up to the canopy level.
In Zhangjialing Village, 70 percent of homes were flooded in water up to four meters deep. Rescuers are trying to help the villagers as water levels continue to rise.
In Xingwen County, southwest China's Sichuan province, five more bodies were found at a railway construction site, bringing the death toll from landslides in the county to seven.
Following heavy rain, a landslide occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday that destroyed workers' dormitories. Three people were hospitalized, they remain under observation but are in a stable condition.