Heavy flooding in central China has killed 22 people and displaced 197,000 since Saturday, state media has said.

A total of 20 people are still missing, the official Xinhua news agency said, after summer rainstorms were heavier than usual.

Direct economic losses from the floods hit nearly 2.7 billion yuan (€360 million), Xinhua cited the ministry of civil affairs as saying.

Eight people are still trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province, the agency added.

Torrential rain is forecast to continue in south China over the next three days, it added.