Floods in eastern China leave about 45 thousand victims

(TELESUR) – The heavy rains registered since last Tuesday in the province of Jiangxi , in the east of China , generated floods that caused that around 45 thousand people were evacuated of their houses, besides causing serious damages to the agriculture .

Local authorities indicated that the downpours, which have been accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorms, caused flooding in 23 counties and districts, although no casualties or injuries were reported.

Jiangxi emergency management office said that 58 houses were destroyed by the increase in water levels, while 88 ended with serious damage.

About 45,000 people have been evacuated in the southeastern Chinese province of Jiangxi due to ongoing torrential rainfalls and ensuing floods, the local agency in charge of emergency situations.

The authorities, in a first estimate, said that this phenomenon has caused economic losses in the order of 670 million yuan (about 97 million dollars).

Meteorologists indicated that the rain will continue until next Tuesday.