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40 die in Chinese hailstorm

Beijing – Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, the local government said on Sunday.

Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website.

Officials said 29,300 people had been evacuated after rain and hail battered the county for just 60 minutes late Thursday afternoon.

It had “wreaked havoc” on all of the county’s 18 townships and had affected more than two-thirds of its 450,000 residents, the state-controlled Xinhua news agency reported.

“Roads were blocked, houses collapsed, farmland was destroyed, and the power supply and telecommunications services were disrupted by the extreme weather,” the agency said, quoting Xu Guangyao, a senior county official.

Min county is 150 kilometers (94 miles) from Zhouqu county, where a rain-triggered mudslide killed about 1,500 people in August 2010.

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  • Josef Paul

    Karma??? Fix first your own country before invading other countries okay.

    • Fulpol

      better. never invade other countries..


  • hubblecoke

    if we could only harness it as a weapon…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    totoo kaya ang prediction ng MAYAN sa december 2012, maybe, the climates is getting worse not only in china, the US too, even mexico city, their land cannot withstand the building and the population of the city, it keeps on sliding every year…baka next year, the starts of a very weird weathers, and more UFO sightings…

  • Russell Ariola

    Signal yan sa goberno ng China.

    Get out of Panatag Shoal !

  • palaigit

    nah, they dont care if people die, its their way of governing, the govt would even risk the lives of their citizens just for their own personal, selfish pointless ideals of being a communist…their population is suffering…hundreds of billionaires but a billion of poor and unfed and what not

    • butangera

       Totoo yan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4QL52SEHHBS3Q3GQHRMU2CKQVU Garth Dax

        see who is the closest ally of China, it’s NOKOR. same feather, yah!!! dnt care if their people are starving…

      • butangera

        That;s why the missile that went pfft by Nokor aimed at us.
        Ely C. Tardecilla

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  • http://www.braintecs.com wishfull thinking

    Masama man isipin pero sana bumagyo ng malakas at lumubog mga barko ng China sa Panatag. Pag-inabot sila ng bagyo di na sila makakarating sa China kasi usually pataas ang daan ng bagyo at hindi sila makakaalis. Kung mangyari yan ay wag silang tatakbo sa Pilipinas at hingi ng saklolo.

  • butangera

    Sana tipak-tipak na yelo ang bumagsak sa ulo ng mga bopol na intsik!


  • MayOn2012

    This is a message to the leaders of Chinese government and Phil. govt. as well. Think of it! Pacify whatever means otherwise.  

    • uragunako

       keep on poaching endangered species from the mother earth…and the wrath of nature will come right unto your door……

  • Boy_PickUp

    Nakita nyo na kung paano ako magalit mga tsekwa?  Hanggat hindi kayo umaalis sa Scarborough, pauulanan ko kayo ng mga kababalaghan!  Sa susunod naman, puulanan ko kayo ng ebak…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y234EOD3QFQOZKOEF4KTWBQZBE Vanessa

    That’s what i call “curse”

  • daldah

    even if there is an extreme heat going-on between China and the Philippines, it’s not right to ‘rejoice’ and ‘celebrate’ that they lost 40 lives. They are still people after all.  

  • Immortal

    China should be focusing in helping their own people in their own land and not in Panatag Shoal where there are no Chinese living. 

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