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Typhoon Lekima Death Toll Rises to 33 in China

By Huang Shulun and Teng Jing Xuan / Aug 12, 2019 12:37 PM / Society & Culture

Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

Typhoon Lekima has killed at least 32 people in East China’s densely populated Zhejiang province after making landfall on Saturday, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Wenzhou, a city in southeastern Zhejiang, suffered the most casualties, with 23 people killed after heavy rains caused a landslide on the outskirts of the city, CCTV confirmed Sunday. At least 16 people are still unaccounted for across the province. One person was also killed in neighboring Anhui province, according to CCTV.

Lekima, which has also caused transport disruptions in Shanghai, moved northward on Sunday, hitting Shandong province and causing major damage to farmland and homes along the coast.

Read the full story on Caixin Global later today.

Contact reporter Teng Jing Xuan (jingxuanteng@caixin.com)


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