China : Typhoon : 2005/08/06
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|Outline||At least seven people were killed and millions were affected as Typhoon Masta swept through eastern China over the weekend. Zhejiang Province was the worst hit, with two deaths and damages amountting to an estimated 6.56 billion yuan ($809 million).|
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CNN News 2005/08/08
Matsa slammed into the eastern province of Zhejiang on Saturday, pummeling the region with winds up to 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, flooding farmland and ruining more than 13,000 buildings, the state-run newspaper China Daily reported.
Two people were killed and two others went missing in east China's Zhejiang Province, where typhoon Matsa made landfall in the wee hours of Saturday, the local government confirmed on Sunday. By 3:00 p.m. Saturday, the ninth typhoon of this year had affected a total of 8.4 million people, toppled 13,108 houses and caused 6.5 billion yuan (800 million US dollars) of direct losses in Zhejiang, the provincial flood control headquarters told Xinhua Sunday afternoon.
Typhoon Matsa has ravaged the coast of eastern China - leaving up to five people dead. Thousands of homes were damaged in the storm and more than 1.2 million people had to be evacuated.
BBC News 2005/08/06
Typhoon drives million from homes