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13 killed, 33 missing in China after typhoon Fanabi

world Updated: Sep 22, 2010 12:35 IST

Thirteen people were killed and 33 others went missing due to flooding and landslides caused by Typhoon Fanabi in China's Guangdong province.

Thirty four people were injured in the heavy rains caused by Fanabi, which battered many parts of Guangdong, state media reported.

A dam at the Xinyi Yinyan Tin Mine, owned by Zijin Mining Group Co. in Qianbai Township of Xinyi City, collapsed after being hit by a landslide, leaving five dead, six missing and seven injured, Xinxi city government officials said.

Landslides and floods also killed three, buried 12 and left three others missing in Rupingtang Township, Xinhua news agency reported.

The disasters toppled 346 houses and also caused losses of 460 million yuan (USD 68.5 million) in Xinyi.

In Yangchun City, flooding is reported to have killed three, left eight missing and forced the evacuation of 18,930 villagers.

Shuangjiao Township in Yangchun received 548.5 mm of rainfall in seven hours yesterday, the maximum rainfall in 58 years, according to authorities. Flood also killed two people and left five missing in Gaozhou City.

Fanabi is the 11th typhoon to hit China this year.

China suffered heavily this year due to floods and landslides in which over 2000 people were killed several hundreds missing.