Typhoon Rammasun kills 8 in China

Typhoon Rammasun kills 8 in China

A powerful typhoon has killed eight people in southern China after claiming 77 lives in the Philippines.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency said five people died and 99 were injured when Typhoon Rammasun hit Hainan island, off the country’s southern coast.

Three later died in the Guangxi region as the storm ploughed into the mainland on its way north to Vietnam.

Xinhua reported that wind speeds reached 130mph (216kph).

Chinese authorities say Rammasun is the biggest typhoon to hit southern China in 41 years, after wreaking havoc in the Philippines earlier in the week.

Authorities in southern China ordered the highest level of disaster alert and suspended hundreds of buses, trains and flights across the region.
(AP)

Related Post

INDIA: Rape accused killed by protestors in public
views 137
INDIA: A 4,000-strong mob thrashed a 35-year-old alleged rapist to death after dragging him out of a high security jail in Nagaland's Dimapur town on ...
Malaysia ferry sinks with loss of life
views 37
At least three people died after an overloaded boat ferrying Indonesians home for the Eid al-Fitr festival sank off southern Malaysia, according to of...
252 terrorists killed in Pakistan
views 57
A total of 252 terrorists have been killed and over 160 injured as the on-going military operations against terrorists enter the last phase in North W...
Helicopter crash kills seven in India
views 71
Seven persons, including a woman pilot, were killed on Monday when a helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jam...
Maldives Vice-President Adeeb arrested over ‘bomb plot’
views 76
Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested Saturday over last month's alleged attempt to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen in a bomb blast on...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK