Typhoon Dujuan kills 38, injures 1,000 in southern China
BEIJING, Sept. 4 Kyodo
The powerful typhoon Dujuan ravaged southern China and left at least 38 people dead and 1,000 injured in Guangdong Province, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday.
Five people are reported missing.
The typhoon, the most powerful to hit the Pearl River delta area since 1979, caused heavy damage on the region’s infrastructure, including highways, telecommunication facilities, water and power supplies and irrigation systems.
Xinhua said the direct economic loss from the typhoon is estimated at 2 billion yuan, or about $241 million.
The typhoon faded into a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon.
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