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Typhoon Lekima: The toll rises as the typhoon pulls up the coast of China



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Media title Dramatic rescue after typhoon Lekima causes flooding in China say.

Officials say that about five million people in Zhejiang Province were affected and more than one million were evacuated to safe rooms.

Lekima landed in the early morning hours of Saturday in Wenling between Taiwan and the Chinese financial capital of Shanghai and has seeped strong wind and heavy rain.

On Sunday it should continue up the east coast.

Most deaths occurred in Wenzhou City, where heavy rains caused a landslide, state media said.

The landslide occurred after a reservoir or a natural dam, which collected water from the heavy rains before the collapse.

Rescue teams fought to rescue stranded motorists from flooding and searched for survivors in the rubble of damaged buildings

In Zhejiang Province, Lekima damaged harvests and 34,000 homes. The direct economic loss amounts to 1

4.57 billion yuan (1.7 billion euros), according to state media.

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Radio broadcasts from the state broadcaster CCTV showed rescuers on boats in Linhai City, where the roads were completely submerged. [19659004] Lekima has now traveled through Shanghai and is expected to arrive in Shandong Province on Sunday.

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In Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, cars remained partially under water

Shanghai has evacuated around 250,000 inhabitants.

More than 3,200 flights were canceled due to the typhoon between Shanghai, Beijing and other ground-based cities.

It's the ninth typhoon of the year, the Xinhua News said – but the strongest storm in years. Originally, it received the highest weather warning in China, but was later downgraded to an "orange" level.

According to Chinese weather forecasts, the storm, which had a wind speed of 187 km / h when landing, moved 15 km / h to the north.

It used to be past Taiwan, bypassing its northern tip, causing a handful of injuries and some property damage.

Lekima is currently one of two typhoons in the western Pacific.

Further east, typhoon Krosa spreads heavy rains in the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. It moves northwest and could hit Japan next week, forecasters said.


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