Typhoon Utor kills 2 in Guangxi

Updated: 2013-08-16 20:52


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NANNING - Two people were confirmed dead in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region Friday due to Typhoon Utor, the provincial civil affairs authorities said.

Downpours and floods triggered by Typhoon Utor have affected 491,400 people in seven cities, according to the provincial civil affairs department.

Some 16,660 hectares of crops have been damaged and 1,080 houses have been destroyed. Economic losses are estimated to total 111 million yuan ($18.15 million), the department said.

Utor, the 11th typhoon to hit China this year, landed at 4 am Thursday in Guangxi's Rongxian County and disappeared at 5 am Friday in the city of Hezhou, according to provincial meteorological authorities.