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Typhoon Lekima hits China

August 13, 2019

A powerful typhoon has hit China causing more than a million people to flee their homes.

TAIZHOU, CHINA – JULY 11: Waves slam into the shore at Shitang Town as Typhoon Maria approaches China mainland on July 11, 2018 in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon Maria made landfall at around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Lianjiang County, Fujian. (Photo by VCG)

Typhoon Lekima is the strongest typhoon that has hit China in years.

At least 32 people have died after the storm triggered a landslide in Wenzhou in the southeast of China.

Lekima’s winds reached speeds of up to 116mph before making landfall.

In Shanghai, 250,000 people have been evacuated. Another 800,000 people in Zhejiang province have to leave their homes.

An estimated 2.7 million homes in the region lost power as power lines toppled in the high winds.

In Shanghai, almost two thousand flights were cancelled, causing widespread disruption.

China was also hit by a magnitude six earthquake just a days ago, so experts say that this, alongside the typhoon, could have caused an increase of landslides due to the unstable ground.

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