Typhoon Lekima slams into southeast China

People crossing a street during downpour and strong winds brought by typhoon Lekima in Taipei, Taiwan, yesterday. The typhoon made landfall in China’s Zhejiang province early today. – EPA pic, August 10, 2019.

SUPER typhoon Lekima slammed into southeastern China early today, bringing torrential rain and heavy winds that knocked out power, downed thousands of trees and forced more than one million people from their homes, state media reported.

The monster storm made landfall in the early hours in Wenling City packing winds of 187kph and was expected to churn up the east coast towards Shanghai, Xinhua news agency said.

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