Torrential rains affect over 1.63 mln people in China

Torrential rains in eastern and southern China have affected more than 1.63 million people. A total of 77,000 people have been relocated. More than 1,600 houses collapsed, and over 7,900 were damaged to varying degrees, causing a direct economic loss of 2.69 billion yuan (about 377 million U.S. dollars).