Not less than Forty-nine people have died, while 14 others have remained missing since heavy rainfall hit Southern China in early June, authorities said Wednesday.

The seriousness of the heavy rainfall, show that 7,000 houses have already collapsed, while 300,000 people have been evacuated, China’s disaster reduction committee said in a statement published on its official social media account.

In terms of direct economic losses, it is estimated at 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion), the statement said.

According to the committee, the floods, landslides and mudslides from the rains have affected more than 4.5 million people in eight provinces.

Also across the Country, 83 people have died or gone missing since the start of this year’s flood season, Ye Jianchun, vice minister of water resources, said at a news conference Tuesday. He said 6.75 million people in 22 provinces have been affected.