Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern China

Rescuers working to clear a landslide triggered by Typhoon Lekima in Yongjia county, Zhejiang province, China, yesterday. At least 44 people have been killed while at least 16 are still missing. – EPA pic, August 12, 2019.

A MONSTER storm that smashed its way up the eastern China coast and forced more than a million residents to flee has killed 44 people, state media said today.

Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed fields and streets flooded by muddy water, submerged vehicles, scattered debris and trees blown over as strong winds and rain from Typhoon Lekima pounded cities along the seaboard.

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