The north-eastern part of China has been ravaged by one of the worst floods in more than a decade, killing dozens of people.

Torrential rain has caused massive floods, affecting more than 3.74 million people. According to local reports, at least 85 people have been killed and 105 are missing.

The highest number of casualties has been reported in the Liaoning province. The floods have also wreaked havoc in the neighbouring provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang, the heartland of China's grain production.

Road, rail and air transport in the region has been crippled and the power supply has been knocked off.

The official Xinhua news agency reported that the floods have forced more than 360,000 people to relocate, and brought down 60,000 houses, destroying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered the army to be deployed in the affected areas as part of the rescue campaign. Nearly 2,800 troops have been deployed to tackle the grave flooding.

Meanwhile, typhoon Utor has ripped through the southern parts of China. The typhoon is continuing its trail of devastation following its landfall in Guangdong province. More than 22 people have been killed in the province and a dozen are missing.

"I saw many houses collapse during the storms and some pedestrians were washed away. The water level was still rising by Monday morning," a villager named Liao told Xinhua.

The rains have also triggered landslides in many regions.

Experts are blaming global warming for the extreme weather conditions battering China and other parts of the world.

"Carbon emissions growing year on year have affected regional weather including that of China and its neighbours," Mu Jianxin, a senior official at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research told the Global Times.