Photo taken on Oct. 5, 2015 shows a plant building destroyed by tornado at Lecong Township of Foshan City, south China's Guangdong Province. Since landing on the province Sunday, typhoon Mujigae has left at least seven people dead and 223 injured. The deaths and injuries were a result of tornadoes induced by the typhoon. (Xinhua/Chen Yonghong)
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Since landing on South China's Guangdong Province Sunday, typhoon Mujigae has left at least seven people dead and 223 injured.
The deaths and injuries were a result of tornadoes induced by the typhoon. In Zhanjiang City, where Mujigae landed, gales and downpour brought a telecommunications blackout and cut off power and water in most areas.
Zhanjiang has seen the most severe damage. The telecommunications blackout has hindered reporting losses to the Guangdong flood control headquarters, an official told Xinhua.
The government of Fanyu District of Guangzhou said, tornados hit Nancun and Shiqi on Sunday afternoon, leaving houses damaged and three people dead. Another 134 people were injured.
Storms also engulfed three districts of Foshan City on Sunday afternoon and three people were dead and another 89 were injured, the local government said.
Rescue efforts are underway across affected areas in Guangdong. Power supply has been restored for 90 percent of residences in Fanyu.
China Southern Power Grid, a local power supplier, has sent workers from neighboring areas to Zhanjiang, but power supply restoration will take longer time due to the heavy damage to the local power grid.
The department of civil affairs in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said, typhoon Mujigae has affected over 1.44 million people by 1 p.m. Monday. One person was killed by a falling tree in the regional capital of Nanning.
Since Sunday, Mujigae has forced 66,300 people to be transferred to safety, ruined 748 houses and inflicted economic losses of 175 million yuan (27.52 million U.S. dollars) in Guangxi. Among the losses, 132 million yuan came from affected farmland of 47,390 hectares.
In Daba Township, a village head Pang Meizhi told Xinhua that half of the village's paddy fields would have no harvest at all. The village has a power blackout and instable telecommunications connection.
Li Bing, chief of Daba, said the typhoon has been the worst natural disaster in Daba for years, affecting seven villages and nearly 10,000 residents.
BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- China is still on alert for Mujigae and heavy rain one day after the typhoon made landfall in South China and caused tremendous havoc.
The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Monday morning issued blue warnings for the typhoon and heavy downpour. Full story
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon this year, made landfall in South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday.
The typhoon, bringing gales and downpours, hit the coastal city of Zhanjiang at 2:10 p.m., packing winds of up to 50 meters per second, the provincial meteorological observatory said. Full story