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Typhoon KAI-TAK Leaves a Trail of Destruction in S China

Posted by feww on August 19, 2012

KAI-TAK affects about 13 million people in south China

Typhoon KAI-TAK slammed coast of S China leaving behind a trail of destruction. The storm destroyed 4,200 houses and damaged another 17,300 in south China’s Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chinese officials said.

  • At least several people were killed or reported missing as a result of the typhoon and an unknown number of others were injured.
  • The storm forced 530,000 people to relocated as of early Sunday.
  • About quarter of a million hectares of farmland were inundated.
  • Cost of damage estimated at about a quarter o a billion US dollars.

Vietnam. KAI-TAK, downgraded to a tropical storm, also claimed at least 10 lives in Vietnam, with many others reported as missing,  and dozens injured.

  • More than 5,000 houses were damaged and about 1,500 hectares of crops were inundated, reports said.

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