Typhoon lashes China's east coast, eight dead
(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) A typhoon battered China's east coast on Sunday, killing eight people and forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of flights and evacuate more than 163,000 people, Reuters reported.
It churned towards the neighbouring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangxi on Sunday, the Xinhua state news agency said. The Tropical Storm Risk website downgraded Soudelor to a tropical storm as it moved inland.
Eight people were killed in Hangzhou city, CCTV state television reported, as heavy rain and wind toppled trees and triggered flash floods and mudslides.
Television showed partially submerged vehicles abandoned on flooded roads as soldiers waded through water, searching for victims.
More than 163,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Fujian and more than two million households suffered power outages, Xinhua said. More than 530 flights were cancelled and 190 high-speed trains were suspended.
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