Thousands evacuated amid record flooding in China

STORY: CCTV showed footage of rescuers evacuating families from a flooded residential area of Yingde city in southern Guangdong province on Wednesday evening.

In Guangdong, the provincial emergency management department said heavy rainfall has impacted 479,600 people, 27.13 hectares (67 acres) of crops and collapsed 1,729 houses, resulting in economic loss of 1.756 billion yuan ($261 million), state-run Xinhua news agency reported.