Heavy rains hit China; 4 killed, 500 evacuated

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 22:44

Beijing: At least four people were on Saturday killed and about 500 evacuated in China after heavy rains and Typhoon Kai-Tak caused extensive devastation affecting more than 1.26 million people, state media reported.

The heavy rains triggered landslides, floods and damaged water conservancy, power, and telecommunication facilities in Sichuan province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Two people were killed and 10 others missing in the province. Besides, 500 people have been evacuated Longmenshan Township of Pengzhou City in the same province following landslides.

Meanwhile, two people were killed and two others missing after Typhoon Kai-Tak lashed south China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region today.

The typhoon affected more than 1.26 million people in the province.

About 1.2615 million people were in 26 counties of six cities had been relocated to safe places, the report said.

The typhoon also damaged more than 134,470 hectare of crops and flattened 1,912 houses, and brought an economic loss of CNY 608 million (about USD 95.6 million) to the region.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 22:44
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