A general view shows a flooded area in Liuzhou, Guangxi province in China. At least 56 people have been killed and 22 others missing as heavy rains left a trail of destruction in 11 Chinese provinces. A total of 27,000 houses were collapsed and 37,000 others damaged in floods, landslides and hailstorms since June 29. According to Xinhua news agency the government allocated 1.88 billion yuan (USD 270 million) to 20 provinces for disaster relief. (Reuters)
A man uses an improvised flotation device to move through floodwaters on a flooded street in Guangxi province. Rainstorms have triggered floods across central and southern China, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and leaving more than two dozen dead or missing.