Seven Die as Typhoon Koppu Hits China

From the Times of India:

KoppuSeven people have died and six others are missing after Typhoon Koppu slammed into south China, causing torrential rain, mudslides and an oil spill, the government and state media said on Thursday.

Four of the seven victims in Guangdong province – a father and son, and two migrant workers – were buried by a torrent of mud, the official Xinhua news agency said.

More than 100,000 residents had to be evacuated and direct economic losses totalled two billion yuan (300 million dollars), the civil affairs ministry said in a statement.

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