3 dead, 2 missing in Guangxi floods

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NANNING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- At least three people are dead and a further two are missing after flooding caused by torrential rain in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said Saturday.

As of 9 p.m. Friday, the rainstorm that began on Monday had affected as many as 54,800 people and forced the relocation of more than 6,100 people.More than 4,460 hectares of crops were damaged.

A new round of heavy rain began Saturday.

The regional flood control and drought relief headquarters warned local authorities and people to take precautions against the floods.