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Typhoon Nepartak strike China

The death toll in China from Typhoon Nepartak increased on Monday to at least 10 people killed, while 11 others were missing in the Fujian province.

About 213,000 people were displaced in the Fujian province due to the landfall of Nepartak, the first typhoon of the season.

The deaths were all in the southeastern province of Fujian, where the typhoon made landfall, the civil affairs ministry said in a statement on its website.

Total economic damage has been put at 900 million yuan ($134.60 million), with 16,000 hectares (40,000 acres) of crops destroyed and more than 900 houses wrecked, the ministry said.

The storm is expected to worsen already severe flooding in parts of central and eastern China as its remnants slowly make their way inland.


Source:
UPI. Andrew V. Pestano. Death toll in China from Typhoon Nepartak increases to 10 dead, 11 missing. July 12, 2016. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/07/12/Death-toll-in-China-from-Typhoon-Nepartak-increases-to-10-dead-11-missing/8181468322006/

REUTERS. Jul 11, 2016. Nine dead in China as remnants of super typhoon Nepartak strike. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-china-idUSKCN0ZR0EN