Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Typhoon Mujigae leaves 15 dead or missing in S. China

At least 15 people have died or remain missing and more than 200 others have been injured since the powerful typhoon Mujigae made a surprise landing in southern China since Sunday.

In Guangdong, three people drowned and four others went missing after two fishing boats sank Sunday, while another person was killed by a collapsed structure, according to a statement issued by the provincial civil affairs department Monday.

In addition, tornadoes triggered by the typhoon damaged houses and destroyed other infrastructure in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, and Foshan, killing six people.

In neighboring Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, one person was killed after being hit by a fallen tree in Nanning, the region's capital city.

The typhoon has affected 3.16 million residents in 25 counties of Guangdong, forcing the evacuation of nearly 150,000 people.

Inflicting direct economic loss of 12.5 billion yuan (about 1.97 billion U.S. dollars), it destroyed more than 2,800 rooms and damaged nearly 196,000 hectares of farmland in the province.

  Xinhua - China.org.cn


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