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The site of a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Megi, in Sucun village, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters
The site of a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Megi, in Sucun village, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters

10 killed, 29 missing after Typhoon Megi hits China

About 2.09 million people have been affected as the impact of the typhoon spread to 16 cities in three provinces, including Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi

Beijing: Ten people were killed in the devastation caused by typhoon ‘Megi’ in China and 29 others were listed as missing, the government said on Friday. Five deaths were reported in east China’s Zhejiang province and five more in southeast Fujian province, the Chinese ministry of civil affairs said in a statement.

About 2.09 million people have been affected as the impact of the typhoon spread to 16 cities in three provinces, including Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi. Most of the people listed missing were from two villages hit by landslides. About 656,000 residents have been relocated and nearly 700 are in urgent need of basic living supplies, according to the statement.

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Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, made landfall in Fujian on Wednesday, and brought heavy downpours and landslides in affected areas. The typhoon has destroyed homes and crops and caused direct economic losses worth 5.53 billion yuan ($829 million), it said.

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