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Typhoon Longwang causes heavy loss to Eastern
Updated: 2005-10-11 15:52

Typhoon Longwang to hit China has caused millions of US dollars in damage to the farming and husbandry industries in eastern coastal province of Fujian, according to the provincial statistics.

Longwang brought damages to at least 111,500 hectares of cropland and killed approximately 530,000 domestic livestock, creating losses of some 725 million yuan, or about 90 million US dollars.

Longwang, which landed in Fujian Province on the night of October 2, ravaged the province for 10 hours, dilapidating an estimated 5,500 houses and affecting the lives of 3.71 million people.

The province is now busily restoring order and rehabilitating local economy, officials said.

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