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Typhoon Lekima Leaves 49 Dead, 21 Missing in China

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Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Rescuers work at the landslide site in Shanzao Village of Yantan Township in Yongjia County, east China's Zhejiang Province, August 12, 2019. By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39 while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters. Typhoon Lekima, the ninth and strongest typhoon of the year, landed around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang Province. [Xinhua/Han Chuanhao]

 

Typhoon Lekima has left 49 dead and 21 missing in eastern Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong and Anhui, wreaking havoc there with strong gales and torrential rains.

By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39 while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters.

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 234,000 hectares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of 24.22 billion yuan (about 3.4 billion U.S. dollars).

Lekima landed at around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang. It made a second landing at 8:50 p.m. Sunday on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong Province.

In Shandong, it has left five people dead and seven missing, affecting 1.66 million people and forcing the relocation of 183,800 as of Monday morning, said the provincial emergency management department.

Heavy rains and strong gales have damaged 175,400 hectares of crops and toppled 609 houses in Shandong, inflicting a direct economic loss of 1.48 billion yuan, it said.

Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China.

The average precipitation in the city of Weifang, which administers Shouguang, reached 217.5 mm between 6 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, the largest rainfall since the hydrologic record started in 1952, said the local flood control and drought relief headquarters.

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.

As of 1 a.m. Monday, Lekima had damaged nearly 6,000 hectares of crops, toppled 364 houses and damaged 439 houses in Anhui, causing a direct economic loss of 437 million yuan, said the provincial emergency management department.

The typhoon also affected Liaoning Province as it moved northward. More than 106,000 residents have been relocated, 28 trains disrupted and all major tourist destinations closed.

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

A worker sterilizes the landslide site in Shanzao Village of Yantan Township in Yongjia County, east China's Zhejiang Province, August 12, 2019. By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39 while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters. Typhoon Lekima, the ninth and strongest typhoon of the year, landed around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang Province. [Xinhua/Han Chuanhao]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Villagers wash clothes and sheets that have been soaked by flood beside a stream in Shanzao Village of Yantan Township in Yongjia County, east China's Zhejiang Province, August 12, 2019. By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39 while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters. Typhoon Lekima, the ninth and strongest typhoon of the year, landed around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang Province. [Xinhua/Han Chuanhao]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Rescuers work at the landslide site in Shanzao Village of Yantan Township in Yongjia County, east China's Zhejiang Province, August 12, 2019. By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39 while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters. Typhoon Lekima, the ninth and strongest typhoon of the year, landed around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang Province. [Xinhua/Han Chuanhao]

  Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

A farmer gets rid of water from a flooded greenhouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Dongfangxi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Wang Kai]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

A farmer gets rid of water from a flooded greenhouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Dongfangxi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Guo Xulei]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

A farmer gets rid of water from a flooded greenhouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Yaohedianzi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Guo Xulei]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Farmers get rid of water from flooded greenhouses in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Dongfangxi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Wang Kai]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Farmers harvest cucumbers in a flooded greenhouse to avoid further economic losses in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Yaohedianzi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Guo Xulei]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Farmers get rid of water from a flooded greenhouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Dongfangxi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Wang Kai]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

Farmers get rid of water from a flooded greenhouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Dongfangxi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Wang Kai]

 

Typhoon Lekima leaves 49 dead, 21 missing in China

A farmer gets rid of water from a flooded greenhouse in the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima in Dongfangxi Village of Jitai Township, Shouguang, east China's Shandong Province, August 12, 2019. Floodwater inundated 18,000 vegetable greenhouses in Shouguang, a major vegetable production base in China, after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales. [Xinhua/Guo Xulei]

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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