1 dead, 27 missing as typhoon batters China
One person was killed and 27 others were listed missing, after a landslide swept a village in east China due to a landslide following heavy rain brought by Typhoon Megi, on Wednesday.
Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, brought downpours to the coastal areas of Fujian province as it made a landfall in Quanzhou City with winds packing over 118 km per hour after causing havoc in Taiwan.
The landslide enveloped Sucun village in Suichang County the eastern province of Zhejiang due to heavy rain brought by the typhoon, local government said.
Several houses were destroyed and the structures swept away, state- run Xinhua news agency reported.
Twenty-seven people are listed missing due to the landslide. One person was killed in a separate incident due to the typhoon, CCTV reported.
Two women were pulled out of the debris by rescuers and are in stable condition. Over 400 rescuers are on the site and Zhejiang Vice-Governor Sun Jingmiao is leading the rescue operation. Over 18,000 people had been relocated following heavy rain.