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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines in November 2013 with winds of up to 190 mph (305 kph). At least 10,000 people died in one Philippine province alone.

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Typhoon Haiyan kills eight and devastates farming in southern China

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 11:29am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 9:49pm

The storm that devastated the Philippines has killed eight people in southern China and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to farming and fishing industries, state media reported on Tuesday.

Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines last Friday as one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, already had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it crossed into southern China on Monday. But it still had gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour and dropped up to 38 centimetres of rain over some parts of Guangxi province.

Hardest hit in China was the southern island of Hainan, where the approaching storm wrenched a cargo ship from its moorings Sunday, drove it out to sea and prevented rescue attempts by speed boat and helicopter. Three bodies were recovered and four crew members remained missing, China National Radio said.

By Tuesday, four other people in Hainan were confirmed dead, including two people hit by falling objects, according to China National Radio, which said the storm caused up to US$700 million (HK$5.43 billion) in damage to agricultural, forestry, poultry and fishing industries there.

An additional person drowned in Guangxi, China News Service reported.

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