10 dead, 29 missing as typhoon Megi batters China
Ten people were killed and 29 others were listed as missing in the devastation caused by typhoon ‘Megi’ in China, the government said on Friday.
Five deaths were reported in east China’s Zhejiang Province and five more in southeast Fujian Province, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement.
About 2.09 million people were affected as the impact of the typhoon spread to 16 cities in three provinces, including Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi. Most of the people listed missing were from two villages hit by landslides.
Around 656,000 residents have been relocated and nearly 700 are in need of basic living supplies, according to the statement.
Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, made landfall in Fujian on Wednesday, and brought heavy downpours and landslides in affected areas. The typhoon has destroyed homes and crops and caused direct economic losses worth.