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Typhoon Khanun hits East China, killing 14
By Shao Xiaoyi , Cao and Bao Xinyan (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-09-13 06:07

HANGZHOU: At least 14 people were killed and nine others are still missing after Typhoon Khanun tore through East China yesterday and on Sunday.

Armed police yesterday search for survivors amid the debris of houses in Qinglin Village, which was hit by floods triggered by Typhoon Khanun, in Ningbo, a city in East China’s Zhejiang Province. The flood broke out at about 1:00 am yesterday in the village and pulled down more than 20 houses. Khanun slammed into Zhejiang on Sunday afternoon.	 Li Zhenyu
Armed police yesterday search for survivors amid the debris of houses in Qinglin Village, which was hit by floods triggered by Typhoon Khanun, in Ningbo, a city in East China's Zhejiang Province. The flood broke out at about 1:00 am yesterday in the village and pulled down more than 20 houses. Khanun slammed into Zhejiang on Sunday afternoon.[newsphoto]
The typhoon, the 15th of the year to hit China, and the strongest, has left nearly 5.5 million people and 2.25 million hectares of cropland affected in East China's Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui provinces and Shanghai Muncipality, according to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters.

Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu last Tuesday urged the governments in the typhoon-affected areas to make timely weather forecast and full preparations against Khanun.

Flooding triggered by the typhoon killed seven people and left eight missing in the port of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, Xinhua News Agency said.

Seven were killed in Zhejiang's Taizhou, which suffered the full fury of the storm overnight, a flood control official said.

"The rain has stopped and we can see trees on the street which have been blown down. Some areas of the city are still flooded, and many houses have collapsed," said the official.
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