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China: 18 killed, one million evacuated as Typhoon Lekima hits east coast China01:59

China: 18 killed, one million evacuated as Typhoon Lekima hits east coast China

China, Shanghai
August 10, 2019 at 14:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 18 people have been killed in a landslide and one million forced to leave their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit the east coast of China on Friday, footage filmed on Saturday shows the tropical storm battering Shanghai.

On Friday morning, China’s National Meteorological Center issued a red typhoon alert for coastal areas of Zhejiang province, leading to one million people being evacuated from the storm’s path.

The Typhoon made landfall in Wenzhou, where heavy rain triggered a landslide which reportedly killed 18 people; many more are still missing.

Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai early on Saturday morning, causing major flooding and forcing 250,000 residents to be evacuated.

Flood warnings have reportedly been issued for eastern sections of China's Yangtze River and the Yellow River until Wednesday. The provinces of Jiangsu and Shandong are also on alert.

China: 18 killed, one million evacuated as Typhoon Lekima hits east coast China01:59
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At least 18 people have been killed in a landslide and one million forced to leave their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit the east coast of China on Friday, footage filmed on Saturday shows the tropical storm battering Shanghai.

On Friday morning, China’s National Meteorological Center issued a red typhoon alert for coastal areas of Zhejiang province, leading to one million people being evacuated from the storm’s path.

The Typhoon made landfall in Wenzhou, where heavy rain triggered a landslide which reportedly killed 18 people; many more are still missing.

Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai early on Saturday morning, causing major flooding and forcing 250,000 residents to be evacuated.

Flood warnings have reportedly been issued for eastern sections of China's Yangtze River and the Yellow River until Wednesday. The provinces of Jiangsu and Shandong are also on alert.

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