Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in ChinaAugust 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 14 people have died after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China’s eastern coastal region over the weekend, officials said Monday.
Five people died and one is still missing in central China’s Hubei province, Xinhua reported.
Rain-triggered mudslides have destroyed over 500 houses and damaged 600 others. Over 180,000 local residents have been forced to relocate.
Severe rainfall has also cut power supply in the region.
In northeast China’s Liaoning province, nine people have died and four remain missing.
The typhoons temporarily disrupted rail services in Liaoning, affecting more than two million people.
In Xiuyan city, where six of the deaths occurred, the typhoons cut off electricity, paralysed road traffic and damaged drinking water facilities, affecting more than 110,000 people.
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