Typhoon Trami claims the lives of two, injures many

Written by: IANS
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Beijing, Aug 26: Heavy downpour caused by typhoon Trami has left two people dead and affected nearly 200,000 in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the authorities said on Monday.

As of 5pm on Sunday, the rainfall that began on Thursday has affected nearly 197,600 people in nine cities and 23 counties in Guangxi, reported Xinhua citing the regional civil affairs authority.

China: Typhoon kills two, injures many
Two people, one from Luchuan county and the other from Napo county, were killed while more than 4,400 people were relocated.

Rainstorms also toppled 348 households and seriously damaged another 451 households in Guangxi.

Typhoon Trami is the 12th typhoon to hit China this year.

Rainstorms brought by the typhoon have also swept Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, affecting 1.4 million people and forcing the relocation of 351,000, China's civil affairs ministry said on Friday.

The typhoon also resulted in a tidal bore which hit the seafront in Qiantang river and is known to be the highest in the decade.


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