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Typhoon Lekima: Toll rises as typhoon moves up China coast

2019-08-12 08:46:38       source:BBC

August 12, 2019

The death toll from Typhoon Lekima in China has risen to 32 with another 16 people missing, local authorities say.

Officials say about five million people in Zhejiang province have been affected, with over one million evacuated to safe spaces.

Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in Wenling, between Taiwan and China's financial capital Shanghai, packing strong winds and heavy rain.

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