Rainstorms that have been pelting south China since Sunday have left at least 42 people dead and 36 missing so far, the country's disaster relief authority said Wednesday.
Heavy rains battered parts of southern China for the fifth straight day on Thursday and the country's National Meteorological Centre warned of more stormy weather over the next few days.
Chinese state television on Thursday showed footage of flooded villages in Guangxi and Fujian provinces, with stranded residents being rescued by emergency workers.
CCTV also captured a video of a soldier using a rope to winch a baby to safety across a flooded river. Other villagers were rescued by boat from the roof tops of flooded houses. (AP Image)
In this picture, baby being rescued by the soldier in the in the middle of fast-flowing floods full of weeds, with rescuers trying to get hold of him to pull him up.(AP Image)
Many people spent the night in emergency accommodations after floods affected parts Fujian, Guangxi and Sichuan. (AP Image)
State Television reported disruptions to rail links after landslides swept away some of the track in Fujian province. (AP Image)
Rainstorms have been pelting south China since Sunday. (AP Image)
Rains have left at least 42 people dead and 36 missing so far, the country's disaster relief authority said o Wednesday. (AP Image)
Fujian Province is one among the rainstorm-hit provinces in southern China. (AP Image)
A statement on the National Meteorological Center's website urges officials in several provinces, including Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangdong, to prepare for "possible floods and geological disasters." (AP Image)