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Typhoon Kills 37 People, Heads Toward China

July 06, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Typhoon Utor swirled over southern Taiwan and the northern Philippines, killing 37, flooding homes and triggering mudslides before barreling toward Hong Kong.

Separately, in Vietnam, 22 people were killed in flooding related to Typhoon Durian.

In the Philippines, 36 people were killed, 16 were missing and an estimated 25,000 were forced from their homes, the northern Regional Disaster Management Center said.

In Taiwan, one person was killed when he was swept into the ocean.

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