Jul 12, 2016

Death toll in China from Typhoon Nepartak increases to 10 dead, 11 missing

Fujian
China
by
Andrew V. Pestano
,
UPI
Satellite view of Tropical Storm Nepartak over China on Sunday. Nepartak, which was downgraded from a typhoon as it made landfall over China, killed at least 12 people in Taiwan and China. Photo: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response
Satellite view of Tropical Storm Nepartak over China on Sunday. Nepartak, which was downgraded from a typhoon as it made landfall over China, killed at least 12 people in Taiwan and China. Photo: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response

The death toll in China from Typhoon Nepartak increased on Monday to at least 10 people killed, while 11 others were missing in the Fujian province.

About 213,000 people were displaced in the Fujian province due to the landfall of Nepartak, the first typhoon of the season.

The typhoon caused an estimated $320 million in damages, up from a previous estimate of $128.7 million