Bilis death toll hits 482 in China
Updated: 2006-07-21 19:21
Natural disasters triggered by tropical storm Bilis has killed 482 people in
China as central Hunan Province reported a sudden rise of death toll Friday
Provincial authorities said 346 people died in floods caused by Bilis in
Hunan while 89 others remain missing.
The sharp increase from previously reported 92 in Hunan raised the country's
death toll to 482, with 63 confirmed dead in Guangdong Province, 30 in Guangxi
Zhuang Autonomous Region, and 43 in Fujian Province.