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In PHOTOS: Deadly typhoon slams China's coast

October 07, 2013 11:21 IST

In PHOTOS: Deadly typhoon slams China's coast

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Two persons were killed and over a half million people evacuated as typhoon Fitow hit east China early on Monday.

Typhoon Fitow hit China's Fujian province in the wee hours, packing winds up to 151 km per hour, the National Meteorological Center said.

One person died after strong wind blew him off a hill when he was on his way to rescue a fisherman in Dongtou County. Another person was killed in a separate incident in the same area, rescue headquarters said.

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Image: Frontier soldiers run as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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The storm is the 23rd typhoon to hit China this year.

A red alert, the highest warning, was issued for Fitow on Sunday. Due to the typhoon, power was cut off in Taishun County, Zhejiang Province since on Sunday night.

The power blackout also hit many townships in Cangnan, Wencheng, Pingyang and Dongtou counties in Zhejiang. Mao Fanggui, director of the emergency office in Taishun County, told state-run Xinhua news agency that downpour was lashing the county and most townships in the county were hit by blackout.

Rainstorm and winds up to 201 km per hour slashed Cangnan county and the Nanji Island township and some houses collapsed in the county, said the Wenzhou flood control headquarters.

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Image: People dodge as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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So far some 5.74 lakh people were evacuated and 35,795 vessels returned to harbor for shelter, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

In Fujian, 1,77,000 people were displaced and nearly 30,000 fishing boats were called back.

The typhoon has caused suspension of bullet trains in several cities in Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi and halted services on at least 35 lines that pass cities on the typhoon route, including services between Beijing and Nanjing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou and Xiamen.

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Image: People take pictures of a storm surge under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Wenzhou Airport, a pivotal airport in Zhejiang province, cancelled 27 flights on Sunday, including flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunming.

Coach services between Shanghai and Wenzhou were also suspended on Sunday.

Maritime authorities in Fujian and Zhejiang have closed seaside bathing centres and other entertainment facilities on the coast.


Image: Paramilitary policemen pull up a vehicle overturned by a storm surge near the coastline, under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Yuhuan, Zhejiang province
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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