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Typhoon Lunvan "killed 61 military academy cadets

October 3 2005
17:19


After the typhoon Lunvan "in China's Fujian Province went missing in 1961, a student of military academy.

The students were literally washed away in a river after a fracture under the pressure of water of two dormitories housing the academy.

The Military Academy was located in a major coastal city of Fuzhou and preparing personnel for the local police.

Currently in the tragedy, held a major rescue operation involving the military and volunteers.

According to China's Xinhua News Agency, the typhoon that hit the east coast of China late on Sunday dealt a serious blow to the province, destroying about 5,400 homes. Elements claimed the lives of at least three people.

According to preliminary estimates, the damage from Typhoon Lunvan "in eastern China is estimated at $ 150 million. Typhoon damaged by agricultural land with total area of 60,000 hectares, 12,500 of them can not be reversed.

According to Xinhua News Agency, in connection with the approach of a typhoon in a safe place was evacuated more than 500 thousand people, RIA Novosti news agency.
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