Super Typhoon Rammasun kills 26 in China

21 July 2014 06:41 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Twenty-six people were killed in China, with 25 others missing, in the wake of Super Typhoon Rammasun as of Monday morning, the country’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

More than 8.25m people were affected by the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades as it slammed into four provinces, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan, it said.

Nine people were killed in Guangxi province, 13 in Hainan province and four in Yunnan. Missing people numbered 19 in Yunnan and six in Hainan, ministry data showed.

In the Philippines, Typhoon Rammasun killed about 94 people last week, according to media reports.
The typhoon has then weakened into tropical depression on 20 July.

A new typhoon – Matmo – is expected to make a landfall in Taiwan on 22 July, and proceed to Fujian province, bringing with it heavy rains, accoding to China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC).

By Viola Pan