Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead in China

Added On August 14, 2019

According to the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39 while nine others remained missing by Monday morning.
The ninth and strongest typhoon of the year has affected 6.68 million residents in Zhejiang, among whom 1.26 million were evacuated.
It damaged over 230,000 hectares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of nearly 25 billion yuan or about 3.4 billion U.S. dollars.
On Sunday, Lekima  made a second landing on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong Province.
In Shandong, it has left five people dead and seven missing, affecting over 1.7 million people and forcing the relocation of more than 183,000 as of Monday morning.
Heavy rains and strong gales have damaged 175,400 hectares of crops and toppled nearly 610 houses in Shandong, inflicting a direct economic loss of nearly 1.5 billion yuan.
In the neighboring Anhui Province, four people were killed and five others remained missing.
The typhoon has affected more than 130,000 residents in the province and 20,000 people have been evacuated as flooding damaged houses, crops and roads and disrupted electricity and telecommunications.