32 people dead, 6m more affected after Typhoon Lekima strikes

Xinhua/chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-10 21:54
Community staff transport emergency living materials in a boat in a waterlogged neighbourhood in Wenling, Aug 10, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Previous report

HANGZHOU - At least 18 people were dead and more than 4 million others were adversely affected by Typhoon Lekima after it made landfall on Saturday in Wenling City, eastern China's Zhejiang Province.

With a maximum wind force of 187 km/h, Typhoon Lekima, the ninth of the year, made landfall at about 1:45 am Saturday in Wenling City, Zhejiang. Yongjia County was the worst hit.

Typhoon Lekima brought heavy rainstorms in Yongjia County and caused a landslide that blocked the rivers, raising the water level to a maximum of 10m within 10 minutes and trapping 120 villagers.

At least 18 people were found dead and 14 others missing as of 3:30 pm Saturday due to a barrier lake burst caused by Typhoon Lekima, according to local authorities.

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US