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Typhoon Dujuan leaves heavy damage in east China

( Xinhua )

Updated: 2015-10-01

HANGZHOU/FUZHOU - Typhoon Dujuan has caused heavy losses in China's coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian.

Dujuan, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall in Fujian on Tuesday morning, packing winds of up to 33 meters per second. It killed two people and injured 324 in Taiwan previously.

In Fujian, Dujuan affected more than one million people, with 430,200 people evacuated, the provincial flood control headquarters said. No casualties have been reported, although its direct economic losses have been estimated at 2.4 billion yuan ($377.5 million).

Four-hundred houses were destroyed and about 31,000 hectares of crops were damaged across seven cities and 51 counties in the province.

As of 1:30 pm Thursday, heavy rain had stopped and the flood control headquarters had removed its emergency response for the typhoon.

In Zhejiang, Dujuan affected 663,400 people and caused direct economic losses of 1.75 billion yuan. No casualties were reported.

Zhejiang's Ningbo City was severely hit by the typhoon, with 359,600 people affected and 123 villages and townships inundated.

Though the typhoon has weakened, it is still raining in Zhejiang due to a cold front on Thursday.