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China reports deaths amid Typhoon Haiyan

English.news.cn   2013-11-12 18:46:03            

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and another four were missing as of 10 a.m. Tuesday as Typhoon Haiyan continued its progress through south China, according to official figures.

The National Disaster Reduction Commission announced that more than 3 million people in China's southern provinces of Hainan and Guangdong and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had been affected by the typhoon.

Haiyan, the strongest typhoon this year, arrived in Guangxi on Monday morning after having wreaked havoc in the Philippines and Vietnam.

Five fatalities occurred in Hainan and two in Guangxi.The typhoon toppled more than 900 houses, damaged another 8,500 and destroyed 25,500 hectares of crops. Direct economic losses amounted to 4.47 billion yuan (734 million U.S. dollars).

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