Typhoon Tears Through East Asia, Kills More Than 100

21 Jul 2014 by Local Press Report

Typhoon Rammasun's total death toll climbed to at least 119 Monday, with its latest casualties reported in northern Vietnam and southern China after fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least 95 lives in the Philippines. In northern Vietnam, the typhoon made landfall Saturday morning, unleashing floods that killed at least eight people and affected more than 6,000 homes. The typhoon damaged 3,300 hectares of rice and other crops and disrupted traffic in the region, according to the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control. Lang Son province, about 150 kilometers northeast of Hanoi, suffered the heaviest casualties -- with four dead -- as well as property damage, according to the committee...

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