Typhoon Chanchu Kills 21 in China

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Typhoon Chanchu Kills 21 in China

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SHANGHAI, China - A powerful typhoon pummeled southern China on Thursday, killing at least 21 people and leaving 27 Vietnamese fishermen missing after their boats sank in Chinese waters.

Chanchu, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, has killed more than 60 people in Asia, including 37 last weekend in the Philippines, where it destroyed thousands of homes.

China's official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that 13 people died from flooding and landslides in the southeastern province of Fujian. Another eight perished in neighboring Guangdong province.

By early Friday the dramatically weakened storm has moved into the East China Sea.

The storm hit the coast of China early Thursday, flooding scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 1 million people before weakening to a severe tropical storm.

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Typhoon Chanchu kills 60 people in Asia. A million were evacuated from homes during flooding and landslides.
By YCON: posted on 19-5-2006

150 Fishermen Missing After Asia Typhoon

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HANOI, Vietnam - At least 150 Vietnamese fishermen were missing at sea and another 28 were found dead after their boats presumably sank during Typhoon Chanchu, a border official said Friday.

A total of 11 boats carrying 221 fishermen from the central city of Danang sank during the typhoon, and at least some of the men were unaccounted for, said Nguyen Ba Luong, a border control officer.

It was unclear when the boats sank, but their last communication was around noon Wednesday, Luong said.

On Friday, 60 people were pulled from the water alive and 24 were found dead, he said. It was unclear whether they had been on the 11 boats that sank.

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150 fishermen missing
By YCON: posted on 20-5-2006

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