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Typhoon Megi Kills 11 In Taiwan – Makes Landfall In China’s Zhangpu City

UK Today News: Typhoon Megi Kills 11 In Taiwan – Makes Landfall In China’s Zhangpu City

After the Philippines, Typhoon Megi’s path moved to Taiwan and killed at least 11 people on Saturday. The deadly typhoon has finally made landfall in Zhangpu city of China’s southeastern province of Fujian, according to the Chinese authorities.


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The typhoon killed at least 11 people in Taiwan, as a result of severe floods and landslides that was caused by incessant rain – around 1,195 millimeters (47 inches).

Reports state that Typhoon Megi has become weaker as it’s path moved to the Chinese coast and the the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast states that it is likely to turn into a tropical storm with wind speeds of upto 102 kilometers per hour after making landfall. (Bloomberg)

In anticipation of the typhoon, around 160,000 people had to be evacuated in the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian. Authorities state that a bus of Chinese tourists is missing in Yilan, after landslides hit the vehicle.

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