In Hunan, reeling from floods triggered by torrential rains which began on May 31, the death toll hit 96 with 38 missing.
In Guizhou, floods over the past weeks have claimed the lives of 49, with direct economic loses of 340 million yuan (US$41 million), according to local officials.
In Guangxi, at least one person was killed as heavy rains pounded 23 counties, forcing more than 14,000 locals to be evacuated. Parts of Guangxi's Nanning and Guilin were under 80 centimetres of water after 200 millimetres of rain fell on the region.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/06/07
From 31 May to 2 June 2005, there were heavy rains in South China from the southeast of Sichuan Province to the east of Zhejiang Province. The rainfall exceeded 200mm in 24 hours in western and central parts of Hunan Province. Due to the heavy rains, severe flash floods, landslides and mud and rock flows occurred in Hunan, Guizhou and Sichuan Provinces.
China Daily 2005/06/07
A week of floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain across southern and central China has left about 120 people dead and a further 63 missing.
Fang Zhiyong, head of the Ministry of Civil Affairs' disaster preparedness division, said damage was on a huge scale.
"Affecting more than 9.7 million people, the disaster has so far forced 300,000 locals to be evacuated from parts of Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing, Guizhou and Sichuan since last Tuesday," he told China Daily yesterday.
China Daily 2005/06/06
As of last night, the seasonal rains - which struck late last week and continued over the weekend - had swept 204 to their deaths and 79 people were reported missing. Over 17.06 million people in 16 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions throughout the Chinese mainland had been affected. Homes, farmland and other livelihoods were washed away by the heavy rains and subsequent landslides.
BBC News 2005/06/05
The number of people killed in torrential rains at the start of China's annual flooding season has risen to more than 200.
China Daily 2005/06/03
Torrents and mud flows caused by the rains pounding Central China's Hunan, Southwest China's Sichuan and Guizhou provinces, and Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region resulted in at least 88 deaths as of 4 pm on Friday, with a further 73 missing, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
OCHA ReliefWeb 2005/06/03
Floods caused by torrential rain have turned vast tracts of farmland in south China into muddy lakes, razed mountain villages and destroyed more than 36,000 homes, possibly killing hundreds of people.
Heavy rainstorm and ensuing mountain torrents in three Chinese provinces claimed 68 lives and left 62 still missing, according to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters Thursday.
Mountain torrents in central China's Hunan Province have left 47 dead and 50 missing, said the Hunan Provincial Civil Affairs Department Thursday.
Heavy rain has triggered floods and mudslides in southern China, leaving about 200 people dead or missing, a resident and state media said on Wednesday.
Torrential rain triggered flooding in central China's Hunan Province, leaving 22 people dead and at least 35 missing on Wednesday, said the Hunan Provincial Headquarters for Flood Control and Drought Relief.