Six dead, eight missing after typhoon in China

At least six people were killed and eight missing from Typhoon Nepartak in eastern China, state media reported Monday.

The storm arrived in Fujian province on Saturday bringing heavy rain and strong gusts of wind, but weakened Sunday into a tropical storm.

Fields, villages and some urban areas were flooded and houses and roads destroyed, Xinhua news agency reported.

More than 400,000 people were evacuated, it said.

In Taiwan, where the storm made landfall before hitting China, three people were killed and dozens injured.

More than 160 people have been killed in bad weather, floods, hail storms and landslides since June 30, according to official statistics.

About 73,000 homes have been destroyed, and nearly 2 million people dislocated.

Last update: Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:58
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