Haiyan storm kills 8 in China, devastates farming

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Associated Press

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 12:33 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media report the storm that devastated the Philippines has killed eight people in southern China.

Typhoon Haiyan (HY'-ahn) had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it crossed into southern China on Monday. But it still had gusts up to 60 miles per hour and dropped up to 15 inches of rain over some parts of Guangxi (gwahng-shee) province, where the China News Service says one person drowned.

The storm wrenched a cargo ship from its moorings in the southern island of Hainan as it approached on Sunday. China National Radio says three bodies have been recovered and four crew members remain missing. Four other people have been confirmed dead there.

China National Radio says the storm caused up to $700 million in damage to the agricultural, forestry, poultry and fishing industries in Hainan.

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