Monday, September 12, 2005

14 dead as typhoon hits China - Scotsman

Many deadly typhoons this year...


14 dead as typhoon hits China
Typhoon Khanun has killed at least 14 people when it ploughed into China's east coast, levelling thousands of homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.
The storm tore into coastal Taizhou on Sunday, a city in Zhejiang province about 155 miles south of the commercial hub of Shanghai, unleashing torrential rains and high winds.

Fourteen people were killed and 7,468 houses were destroyed by the strong winds and rain, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Eight people were missing.
Along the Zhejiang coast, 814,267 people were evacuated and more than 35,000 ships were returned to ports, Xinhua said.
An incoming China Eastern flight from Melbourne, Australia, had to be diverted to the southern city of Guangzhou on Sunday night, while dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed on Monday morning.


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