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NEWS: Typhoon Kills 115 in China

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posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 07:56 AM

While the US deals with the aftermath of tropical storm Bonnie and the destruction of Hurricane Charley, China was hit by the strongest Typhoon since 1997, packing winds in excess of 100mph. The typhoon named "Rananim", slammed into the southeastern coast of China killing 115, injuring over 1800, and there are also 18 who are listed as missing. (img:Reuters)
SHANGHAI, China (AP) - The death toll from Typhoon Rananim rose to 115 late Friday, after the most powerful storm of the season slammed into the China's southeastern coast, state television reported.

Another 16 people were missing in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, where the storm roared ashore late Thursday with winds of more than 160 kph (100 mph), China Central Television said.

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The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm after pounding southeastern China. This storm also killed one in Taiwan as it brushed the northern tip of the island.

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