A ship was dissected in half by huge waves, and 27 sailors are reported missing in the South China Sea after their ship was split in two by a powerful storm, writes AP.
Typhoon Chaba brought wind gusts of 140 kilometers per hour and waves of ten plus meters. The ship broke down before the intervention teams reached it and only three crew members were rescued by helicopters. The other sailors have been swept away by the waves, and even if the search and rescue continue, there is little chance that the crew will be found alive.
Typhoon Chaba caused floods in the south of the country, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of people, the suspension of rail transport, and the annulment of 400 flights.