Tropical storm Prapiroon left 77 people dead and a swath of destruction behind it as it swept across south China. State media said the storm – named after the Thai god of rain – killed 51 in Guangdong province and 26 in the Guangxi region. On Sunday it was still raining heavily and the situation was serious. Fourteen people were reported missing in Guangdong and two in Guangxi. Some 660,000 people had to be evacuated as the storm approached, bringing with it gales and torrential rain that caused floods and landslides. By the weekend, Prapiroon had been downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical storm but it was still causing floods and impacting the lives of millions across Guangxi region.