Typhoon Ramassun toll in China rises to 46

The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in China has increased to 46, officials said Tuesday.

IANS| Updated: Jul 22, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

Beijing: The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in China has increased to 46, officials said Tuesday.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades amd has affected people in the southern coastal provinces of Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua reported.

Nineteen deaths were reported in south China`s Hainan, nine in southwest China`s Guangxi, and 18 in neighbouring Yunnan.

A total of 608,000 people have been re-settled and over 240,000 are in urgent need of basic necessities.