At least 25 people were killed and 25 others missing in a new wave of bad weather that affected them five days on southern China, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Heavy rains since Monday caused flooding and landslides that forced the evacuation of over 671,200 people.
The new wave of bad weather has caused direct economic losses amounting to $ 1.98 billion, exceeding the combined direct economic losses caused by the first two waves, the source said.
The authorities have raised the level of emergency response at 4, the highest, and sent rescue teams in the provinces of Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangxi, where torrential rains have caused deadly floods.
According to the National Meteorological Center, the weather will continue to hit the South and East of the country this weekend.