China

First Alert - September 11, 1996

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Situation Report
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Posted
Originally published
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
This alert does not guarantee that an appeal will follow. To give your input, see contact at end of bulletin.

At least 112 people are dead and another 110 are missing in the wake of Typhoon Sally, which struck southern China earlier this week. At least 79 people died in the city of Zhanjiang. In Maoming, at least 33 people perished. Economic losses in the two cities have been estimated at $1.5 billion.

More than 215,000 houses collapsed. Some 700 fishing boats were damaged in Zhanjiang, while another 60 sank in Maoming. Rail and highway traffic are suspended, and water supplies and electricity have been cut off in the region.

Sally is the latest in a series of typhoons, floods, and storms which have swept across central and southern China since July, killing at least 2,700 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

CWS is appealing for $50,000 in response to flooding in China through the Amity Foundation. (Ref. Disaster Bulletin 7633S, 7/16/96.)

Call the CWS HOTLINE for updates: (800) 456-1310.

For further information about this emergency, contact CWS
Emergency Response at (212) 870-3151, or through ECUNET to CWS
DROFFICE. Call (800) 733-2863 to join ECUNET. After-hours
emergency pager: (800) 418-0408.