Raging floodwaters spawned by a typhoon along China's coast swept away 59 soldiers and washed away two buildings at a military training school, state media reported Tuesday.
At least 15 people were killed after the typhoon slammed into China's southeast coast late Sunday night, the provincial emergency operations said. At its height, the storm had winds of 74 mph, but it was downgraded Monday afternoon to a tropical storm.
The typhoon also killed at least one person on Taiwan.
The 59 soldiers, members of the China's paramilitary armed police in charge of domestic security, were in a training school barracks in Fujian province when the violent floods hit Monday night, state media said. Two buildings at the school were washed away, the reports said.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
LONGWANG KILLS 50 SOLDIERS
We told you Longwang would be a killer. Now it's confirmed. From The Associated Press:
That was one strong Longwang.