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China: Typhoon: 2005/10/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/10/02
Country or District China
Event Type Typhoon
Outline The death toll from Typhoon Longwang in China climbed to 15 people and dozens of military students were still missing, media reported on Tuesday.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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China Daily 2005/10/05
The death toll from Typhoon Longwang in East China's Fujian Province reached 65 last night. Fifty armed police officers swept away in a landslide have been confirmed dead, while a further 36 officers are still missing, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

CNN 2005/10/05
Rescuers in China searched Wednesday for 36 members of a paramilitary police brigade still missing since being swept away in flooding caused by Typhoon Longwang, state media said Wednesday.

Xinhua 2005/10/04
The death toll caused by mountain torrents that hit an armed police school in east China Sunday night had risen to 50 by Tuesday afternoon, rescuers said. Rescuers are still searching for the 36 people who remain missing.

Xinhua 2005/10/03
Fifty-nine students were missing in the mountain torrents that occurred at a school of armed police on Sunday night. The accident took place at a training base of the Fuzhou Command School of Armed Police in east China's Fujian Province, when heavy rain brought by Typhoon Longwang suddenly poured down. Two houses of the school were damaged by mountain torrents and some students were swept away.

BBC News 2005/10/04
Hope are fading for the lives of 59 police recruits in China's Fujian province, missing after a landslide triggered by Typhoon Longwang.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/04
China typhoon death toll reaches 15, dozens missing