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NEWS: Typhoon Longwang Leaves 60 Students Missing In South China

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posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 06:54 PM
Three people are confirmed dead and sixty military students have been swept away by mudslides after Typhoon Longwang swept through the province of Fujian. The area has been hit by torrential rains and flash flooding with 500000 people being evactuated before the typhoons front struck the province. Gusts of around 185 kilometres per hour were recorded during the storm.

Around 60 students have been missing since their school was struck by a landslide.

According to Chinese media reports, the military students were washed away when two buildings at their school were hit by a landslide and flash floods caused by heavy rains from Typhoon Longwang.

Relief workers are at the scene and have begun a search and rescue operation.

In another incident, three people were confirmed dead in a separate landslide caused by the typhoon.

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Typhoon Longwang had earlier struck Taiwan leaving 26 people injured and a large path of damage.

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posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 07:37 PM
I know that Typhoon's are no Joke but this is CNN's Headline for the Typhoon in China.

"Typhoon Longwang pounded southeast China with heavy winds and rains but appeared to be weakening as it moved inland, weather officials said Monday."

I find it a bit comical "LongWang Pounded China" LoL. Anyone else find that funny i think they could have picked better words for the headline dont you, dont believe me check the CNN link below.

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posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 11:05 PM

Originally posted by digitalassassin
"LongWang Pounded China"

That would be an awesome name for a porno.

I feel guilty for finding the name so funny, and in no way aim to trivialize the storm. I wish the best for the Chinese people. That said, I wonder what Katrina or Rita mean in chinese?

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