73 in China Killed by Typhoon


Typhoon Chebi killed 73 people in China's southeastern province of Fujian after wreaking havoc in Taiwan, the semiofficial China News Service said Monday.

The storm reportedly killed nine people in Taiwan and injured 116 before churning the 100 miles across the Taiwan Strait to bludgeon Fujian over the weekend.

All but two of the mainland victims were killed in Fujian's capital, Fuzhou, the news service said.

An official with the Fujian Flood and Drought Relief Command said the typhoon hit the coast Saturday night and stayed over land for only 10 hours before heading back out to sea. Its remnants were bringing heavy rain to South Korea.

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