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Two killed as Typhoon Kai-Tak hits S China

English.news.cn   2012-08-19 17:17:42            
 • Typhoon Kai-Tak left two people dead, two missing and forced 530,000 people to be relocated.
 • The deaths and missing persons were all reported in the severely-hit Guangxi.
 • The typhoon destroyed about 4,200 houses, damaged another 17,300 in Guangdong and Guangxi.
 
 

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Houses and vehicles are submerged in Nabang Village of Fangchenggang City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 18, 2012. Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected about 1.26 million people and 134,470 hectares of farmlands in Guangxi till 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Local flood control authority initiated a Level IV emergency response to cope with the possible flooding. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Kai-Tak left two people dead, two missing and forced 530,000 people to be relocated as of noon on Sunday, according to official figures.

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction, the typhoon destroyed about 4,200 houses and damaged another 17,300 in south China's Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The deaths and missing persons were all reported in the severely-hit Guangxi, where over 2.45 million people in 34 counties were affected, according to the regional civil affairs department.

According to statistics released Saturday, the typhoon has caused economic losses of over 1.48 billion yuan (about 232.8 million U.S. dollars) in the region.

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NANNING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- More than 700 villagers in Qinzhou, a city in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have been trapped in their homes by typhoon-triggered flooding, the local government said Saturday.  Full story 

Editor: Lu Hui
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