MOSCOW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) – Over 485,000 people have been affected by Typhoon Trami in central and south China, the country’s Xinhua news agency has reported.
Typhoon Trami, the 12th typhoon in China this year, has affected 361,000 people in central China's Hunan Province and 125,700 people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said.
At least one person has been killed, the report said. More than 20,000 hectares of farmland have been inundated. Some 150 houses in the Hunan Province have been toppled.
China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said the direct economic losses from the devastation caused by Trami are estimated at more than 1 billion yuan ($163 million).
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