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Typhoon Haima causes heavy damage in Chi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Oct 23: Disasters brought by Typhoon Haima have affected 1.69 million people in south Chi’s Guangdong province, said the civil affairs department on Sunday. Typhoon Haima barrelled into Guangdong on Friday, triggering sudden downpour in several cities, Xinhau news agency reported. There have been no reports of casualties following the timely evacuation of 668,000 people to safer areas. The department has received reports of damage to 2,749 houses and some 178,000 hectares of crops. The department estimated that the economic losses total 3.5 billion yuan ($517 million). The typhoon caused power outages to 2.12 million households. (IANS)

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