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Millions evacuated as another typhoon lashes China

Typhoon Krosa lashed eastern China on Sunday, affecting more than 5 million people and forcing the evacuation of more than 1.4 million people, the state news agency reported. The storm earlier hit Taiwan, leaving at least four people dead and 52 injured.

After making landfall on eastern coastal China at Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, Krosa was downgraded to a tropical storm. The storm, with gale force winds and torrential rains, destroyed homes, cut power and disrupted road, sea and air travel, the Xinhau news agency reported. More than 75,000 boats were ordered to return to port to ride out the storm, it said. No casualties were reported.

Authorities also said they were towing a cargo ship to port after it had mechanical failure after being hit by Krosa. The ship had a crew of 27, Xinhua said.

Elsewhere, the toll in central and northern Vietnam from Typhoon Lekima rose Sunday to 67 dead and missing, authorities reported. More than 100,000 homes were damaged by the storm, which struck the area last week.


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