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China: Typhoon: 2006/07/16 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/07/16
Country or District China
Event Type Typhoon
Outline Tropical storm Bilis killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds as it churned across China's southeast, the government's main news agency reported Sunday.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2006/7/24
BEIJING, July 24, 2006 (AFP) -The death toll in China from Tropical Storm Bilis has risen to 612 with another 208 people missing, state media said Monday, as the country braced for more devastation from Typhoon Kaemi.

BBC News 2006/07/22
The number of people killed in a storm that hit southern China last week has risen to more than 500 - more than double the original estimate. 2006/07/22
China\'s death toll from tropical storm Bilis more than doubled to 482 on Friday after a hard-hit province reported a sharp rise in fatalities, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Reueters News 2006/07/21
Floods and other disasters brought by heavy rains in the wake of typhoon Bilis have taken the death toll to 228 in China, as unusually strong rains battered other parts of north Asia in recent days.

BBC NEWS 2006/07/17
At least 150 people are now known to have died in southern China from tropical storm Bilis, according to state media reports. 2006/07/16
At least nine people also were missing after Bilis swept through the densely populated coast early Friday and turned inland, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing disaster officials.

Pictures 2006/07/16
Bilis leaves 42 dead, more than 100 missing in China.(Photo taken on July 14, 2006 shows a billow at a dam in Shitang Township of Wenling, a city in east China's Zhejiang Province. )