Kaemi death roll rises to 25
Updated: 2006-07-27 19:03
The death toll from Typhoon Kaemi has risen to 25 in South China, with at
least 53 still missing, according to local flood control sources on Thursday
Floods and landslides have left 17 residents dead and 15 others missing in
Jiangxi, according to latest statistics from the provincial flood and drought
oldiers evacuate a tourist from a beach in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang
Province, July 25, 2006. [Xinhua]
The deaths include nine in Shangyou, four in Suichuan, three in Nankang and
one in Longnan across the province, according to the headquarters.
Meanwhile, six have been confirmed dead and 38 still missing after a military
barracks were swept away in the province, military sources said on Thursday
Chinese President Hu Jintao called for "prompt and all out efforts" to find
those missing from the barracks.
Television footage showed rivers in Jiangxi overflowing their banks and
sweeping through valleys and lowlands.
South China's Guangdong Province also reported two deaths, according to the
office of the National Natural Disaster Reduction Committee.
Typhoon Kaemi, which made landfall at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in Jinjiang City of
East China's Fujian Province has weakened into a depression, has lashed central
and southern parts of neighboring Jiangxi Province with rainstorms since Tuesday
afternoon. Maximum rainfall has reached 295 millimeters by 2 p.m. Thursday.