The Philippine government Tuesday confirmed 240 people were dead and nearly 40 were still missing following devastating floods and landslides in Luzon caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" (international code name: "Ketsana"). Full story
2009-09-30 01:53:07 GMT Xinhua English
MANILA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged 3 million U.S. dollars in support of emergency relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm "Ondoy" (international code name "Ketsana"), which inundated the Philippines over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in Manila in over 40 years, ADB announced on Wednesday.
2009-09-29 09:53:36 GMT Xinhua English
BANGKOK, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thailand is going to dispatch a medical team and medical supplies to the Philippines, which has been hard hit by the tropical storm "Ketsana", killing at least 240 persons, according to local media on Tuesday.
2009-09-29 07:39:16 GMT Xinhua English
MANILA, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Nearly two hundred thousand tons of paddy rice (palay) have been destroyed by tropical depression "Ondoy" (international code name: "Ketsana as heavy rains flooded farmlands in Luzon, the Philippines, according to the Philippine agriculture department on Tuesday.
2009-09-29 03:38:16 GMT Xinhua English
Handout photos released by the Philippine Air Force shows the flood victims waiting to receive relief goods in a flood devastated area in Pampanga Province, north of Manila, the Philippines, on Sept. 28, 2009
2009-09-29 04:41:47 GMT Xinhua English
HAIKOU/GUANGZHOU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Ketsana shaved China's southernmost island province of Hainan on Tuesday, heading westward to Vietnam, the meteorological stations in south China monitored.
2009-09-28 09:05:49 GMT Xinhua English
The Chinese central observatory forecasts Ketsana the 16th tropical storm this year, will continue strengthening and would hit southern coastal areas of Hainan or pass through the southern coast of Hainan to lash coastal regions in Vietnam on Tuesday or Wednesday. It ordered boats in Ketsana's path to return to harbor.
2009-09-28 08:40:42 GMT Xinhua English
HAIKOU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Ketsana became a typhoon Monday, as it approached China's southernmost island province of Hainan, said the provincial meteorological station.
2009-09-29 15:46:46 GMT Xinhua English
PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed Tuesday by the impacts of Typhoon Ketsana that hit Kompong Thom Province, about 230 kilometers northeast of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, according to local television.
2009-09-29 15:41:28 GMT Xinhua English
HANOI, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 more people died in severe flooding caused by tropical storm "Ketsana" in central Vietnam, bringing the country's death toll to 26 so far, Vietnam News Agency reported Tuesday.
2009-09-29 15:03:26 GMT SINA.com
Typhoon Ketsana roared into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people as it brought flooding and winds of up to 90 mph (144 kph), disaster officials said. Some 170,000 were evacuated from its path.
2009-09-29 12:17:35 GMT Xinhua English
PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Royal Government of Cambodia has warned people over the eventual impacts of typhoon "Ketsana", which has recently killed more than 100 people in the Philippines, official news agency AKP reported on Tuesday.
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