Super typhoon kill 104, 50,000 homes wrecked
Saomai packed wind of up to 170 mph sending 1.6 million people from their homes. In hard-hit Wenzhou 18,000 homes were destroyed.
Much of the region struck by Saomai was still recovering from Tropical Strom Bilis that caused major damage last month.
Chinese firefighters rescue a man from a collapsed building in Wenzhou, in east China's Zhejiang province Friday Aug. 11, 2006. The building collapsed Thursday as super Typhoon Saomai struck the area, leaving 43 people dead including 8 children. China's death toll from Typhoon Saomai rose to at least 100 on Friday, with another 190 missing. AP Photo /EyePress via Yahoo News.