Typhoon Lekima: Death Toll Rises to 32 as Typhoon Moves up China Coast

Typhoon Lekima_ Death Toll Rises to 32 as Typhoon Moves up China Coast

The deaths from Typhoon Lekima in China has ascended to 32 with another 16 individuals missing, local specialists state. Authorities state around 5,000,000 individuals in Zhejiang area have been affected, with more than one million evacuated to safe spaces.

Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in Wenling, among Taiwan and China’s financial capital Shanghai, pressing solid breezes and overwhelming rainfall.

It was moving further north up the east coast on Sunday. A large number of the deaths were in the city of Wenzhou where heavy deluges caused landslides, state media said.

The landslide happened after a lake – or a dam – framed, pooling water from the heavy rainfall before falling. In Zhejiang region, Lekima harmed harvests and 34,000 houses. The financial misfortune adds up to 14.57 billion yuan (£1.7 billion), state media said.

Footage on Sunday from state telecaster CCTV showed rescue workers on boats in Linhai city where lanes were totally submerged in water.

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