Typhoon Lekima death toll hits 49 in China

Rescuers and paramilitary police officers on Sunday searching in the rubble of damaged buildings after torrential rain caused by Typhoon Lekima in Yongjia, Zhejiang province. – AFP pic, August 13, 2019.

THE death toll from Typhoon Lekima rose to 49 today and 21 were still missing after the monster storm wreaked havoc on China’s eastern coast, causing huge damage with strong gales and torrential rain.

Lekima hit the three Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong and Anhui over the weekend and forced more than a million residents to flee.

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