Typhoon Haima wreaks havoc in China, causes economic losses worth over USD 702 million

Written by | October 26, 2016 | 0

New Delhi:  Super Typhoon Haima has inflicted an estimated direct economic losses worth over USD 702 million in China’s three provinces, authorities have said.

The typhoon has led to relocation of about 114,000 residents, damaged 239,500 hectares of crops and 3,200 houses, and left another 600 houses destroyed, state-run Xinhua quoted an official statement of the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Typhoon Haima, the 22nd typhoon of the year, caused estimated direct economic losses of 4.76 billion yuan (USD 702.65 million) in Jiangsu, Fujian and Guangdong provinces,the ministry said on Tuesday.

Typhoon Haima made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong on October 21.In Guangdong, the worst-hit province, Haima has displaced 95,000 people, and 62,000 people are in urgent need of basic living supplies, it added.

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