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Typhoon Haikui wreaks havoc after landing

Updated: 2012-08-08 11:04
( Xinhua)
Typhoon Haikui wreaks havoc after landing

Vessels are seen in Hepu Town of Xiangshan County, East China's Zhejiang province, Aug 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui landed in Hepu Town early Wednesday. [Photo/Xinhua]

HANGZHOU - Typhoon Haikui brought downpours and flooding which stranded dozens of people in east China after landing in Zhejiang Province early Wednesday morning, the provincial observatory said.

Haikui landed in Hepu Township, Xiangshan County near the Sanmenwan Gulf in central Zhejiang at 3:20 am with the maximum wind speed at 150 kilometers per hour, said the observatory.

The rain-triggered flooding stranded about 130 people in three farmer's hotels in the city of Lin'an which the provincial capital Hangzhou administers, said Lin'an municipal rescuers.

By 8 am, 123 people have been rescued while ten others have yet to be reached by the rescuers, they said.

The rescuers once had difficulty to reach the hotels as roads towards it have been flooded and they had to march the last two kilometers on foot, rescuers said.

Haikui is the third typhoon to wallop China's eastern coast in a week, after storms Saola and Damrey hit the region over the weekend.

Typhoon Haikui wreaks havoc after landing

A tree is blown down by Typhoon Haikui in the county seat of Sanmen, East China's Zhejiang province, Aug 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui landed in Hepu Town of Xiangshan County, a north neighbor of Sanmen County, early Wednesday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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