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Tropical Storm in China on August 10 2019 02:13 PM (UTC).


At least 13 people have been killed and 16 others are missing in a landslide after Typhoon Lekima hit eastern China, national television reported. The tragedy occurred in the municipality of Wenzhou, which was in the path of the storm as it made landfall overnight, CCTV said.

Super Typhoon Lekima slammed into southeastern China early Saturday, 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 187 kilometers per hour, and was expected to churn up the east coast towards Shanghai, Xinhua news agency said.

More heavy rain was forecast for the Shanghai area as well as the eastern provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang, with authorities warning of possible flash floods, mudslides and landslides caused by the downpours. In Zhejiang province alone, nearly 300 flights were canceled, and ferry and rail services were suspended as a precaution.

More than a quarter of a million people were relocated in Shanghai, where the high-speed maglev train that links the city to one of its airports was suspended...

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