Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China

August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.

At least one person was dead and two were missing, Xinhua reported.

People were affected in 26 counties in six cities. Around 69,000 people have been relocated to safer places, said officials.

The typhoon also affected more than 135,000 hectares of crops, and flattened 1,900 houses where around 700 families lived.

It caused an economic loss of 608 million yuan (about $95 million) to the region.

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