Heavy rains cause death, big losses
Rainstorms in Liaoning province have left one person dead and another missing, and brought direct economic losses of about 4.2 billion yuan ($624 million), authorities said. Xiuyan Manchu autonomous county experienced heavy downpours this week, and 358,000 people reported losses, according to the county publicity department. More than 1,000 houses collapsed, while bridges, roads, electrical facilities and telecommunications infrastructure were damaged. More than 2,300 rescuers helped evacuate about 100,000 people.