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South China ravaged powerful tropical storm

June 28 2008
09:56

In the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has experienced major natural disaster. On residential areas of the province swept a strong tropical storm Fenshen, which destroyed thousands of homes and killed hundreds of people.

According to recent figures, the impact disaster affected 340,000 people in the region and destroyed more than 1,2 thousand houses. More than 640,000 hectares of farmland were flooded. The total property damage caused by typhoon, estimated at 1.2 billion yuan (175 million dollars), according to Chinese news agency Xinhua, citing local authorities.

In the disaster areas have already been sent rescue teams. Previously to this by Typhoon "Fenshen" hit the Philippines - here, at last count, killed more than 600 Filipinos, several hundred more are unaccounted for.

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