Typhoon Haima causes losses worth over $700 million in China

The 22nd typhoon of the year, typhoon Haima, caused estimated direct economic losses of 4.76 billion yuan ($702.65 million) in Jiangsu, Fujian and Guangdong provinces.

By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: October 26, 2016 11:52 am
Typhoon Haima, Haima, typhoon haima philippines, haima manila philippines, typhoon haima news, typhoon news, typhoon manila, typhoon philippines, world news, indian express In this Thursday Oct. 20, 2016 photo, Filipino Joybin Marayo, 58, salvages metals on a damaged boat that was washed ashore by strong waves brought about by Typhoon Haima in Manila, Philippines. (Source: AP)

Typhoon Haima has caused estimated direct economic losses worth over $702 million in China’s three provinces, authorities have said. About 114,000 residents had been relocated, 239,500 hectares of crops and 3,200 houses damaged, and another 600 houses destroyed by the typhoon, state-run Xinhua quoted an official statement of the Ministry of Civil Affairs as saying.

Typhoon Haima, the 22nd typhoon of the year, caused estimated direct economic losses of 4.76 billion yuan ($702.65 million) in Jiangsu, Fujian and Guangdong provinces, the ministry said on Tuesday.

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Typhoon Haima made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong on October 21.

In Guangdong, the worst-hit province, Haima has displaced 95,000 people, and 62,000 people are in urgent need of basic living supplies, it added.