Thousands trapped in southern China's heavy floods

STORY: In footage aired by state broadcaster CCTV, rescuers were seen using boats to reach stranded residents in Guilin, who had been told by community heads to stay on higher floors to avoid rising floodwaters.

In Nanping, emergency workers waded through floods to save a driver left marooned in a car on Sunday (June 19), as rescuers prepared sandbags at night.

Heavy rainfall will persist in the provinces of Guizhou, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang, as well as in Guangxi, until early next week, according to state weather forecasts on Sunday (June 19), as a rainy window peaks.

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