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Typhoon Kai-Tak affects 1.26m in S China

Updated: 2012-08-19 10:11
( Xinhua)

NANNING - Typhoon Kai-Tak had affected more than 1.26 million people in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, leaving one dead and two missing, local authorities said Saturday.

As of 4:30 pm, 1.2615 millon people had been reported affected in 26 counties of six cities, and 68,600 people had been relocated to safe places, said an official of the regional civil affairs bureau.

The typhoon also affected more than 134,470 hectare of crops and flattened 1,912 houses of 678 families, and brought an economic loss of 608 million yuan ($95.6 million) to the region, the official said.

Typhoon Kai-Tak affects 1.26m in S China

People stand outside a waterlogged store in Fangchenggang City, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Aug 18, 2012. Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected about 1.26 million people and 134,470 hectares of farmlands in Guangxi till 4:30 pm Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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