At least 18 killed in China rainstorms

Updated: 2014-07-17 09:11


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At least 18 killed in China rainstorms

Photo taken on July 16, 2014 shows the water-logged road in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province. Guizhou meteorological authority on Wednesday issued a red alert for torrential rain in Guiyang where the precipitation has reached 169.5 mm. [Photo/CFP]

At least 18 people have been killed and millions of others impacted by a new round of rainstorms that have hit several provinces in southern and eastern China.

The fatalities have been reported in the provinces of Guizhou, Jiangxi and Hunan.

14 others remain missing in a county in Hunan following rain-triggered landslides.

In Guizhou, rainstorms there have destroyed homes, cut power supplies and disrupted flights and train services.