Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Chinese authorities find 24 more bodies two months after Typhoon Saomai

Chinese authorities find 24 more bodies two months after Typhoon Saomai

Authorities have found 24 more bodies of people killed by Typhoon Saomai in August, raising the death toll to at least 460 in the most powerful storm to hit China in decades, a news report said Tuesday.
At least 50 people are still missing and more than 800 boats that were sunk by the Aug. 10 storm haven't been salvaged, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
The latest bodies all were found in vessels that sank off Fuding, a port that suffered at least 248 deaths when Saomai slammed into China's southeastern coast, wrecking houses and ripping ships away from their moorings, Xinhua said.
It said salvage efforts were slowed by lack of money and staff.


Updated : 2021-10-16 04:35 GMT+08:00