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Typhoon damage mounts in Guangdong: 70 dead, 65 missing

09-26-2010 08:34 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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More than a dozen bodies have been found amid mounting debris from mudslides in south China's Guangdong Province. Saturday's discoveries bring the death toll from Typhoon Fanapi to 70, while 65 more people remain missing.

Cities like Xinyi, Yangchun, and Gaozhou are among the worst hit areas. More than 1.2 million people have been affected, including 100-thousand forced to leave their homes. Relief goods, like bottled water, food, and tents, have been dispatched to flood-isolated vicinities by helicopter.

In Magui County alone, 3 tons of provisions were air dropped in just one day. Temporary bridges to connect heavily impacted areas are also under construction. As of Saturday evening, power supply has been restored in almost 90% villagers in the disastrous region. Typhoon Fanapi, the 11th and strongest tropical weather system to hit China this year, made landfall in Fujian Province last weekend, but has since wreaked most of its havoc in neighboring Guangdong.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

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