Typhoon Talim: 80 dead, 5 million displaced in ChinaSeptember 05, 2005 12:05 IST
At least 80 people were killed and five million displaced with Typhoon Talim wreaking havoc in four provinces in east China, which braced for yet another battering from the approaching Typhoon Nabi.
In the worst-hit Anhui province, at least 53 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the area on Thursday. The direct economic loss from torrential rains, flooding and landslides has been put at 7.8 billion yuan ($960 million), mainly in east China's Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces.
Rainstorms and heavy flows of mud and rock also destroyed 17,200 houses, damaged 61,100 houses and affected over two lakh acres of cropland in Anhui. Some 1.68 lakh people have been evacuated.