The death toll continues to climb upwards in southern China as heavy rains have caused water levels to rise to record highs yet again this summer, leaving some residential areas underwater.
At least 56 people are dead from flooding that has ravaged southern China over the past week, inflicting some $3.7 billion in economic damages across 11 provinces and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.
Pictures of submerged city streets and rescuers in boats have poured onto the Chinese internet. Hardest hit have been the provinces of Hunan, Sichuan and Guangxi. Check out some of the images below:
Sadly, this kind of devastation does not seem likely to be cleaned up anytime soon with more rain expected to fall on southern China until at least Sunday.
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