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Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China

BEIJING: Typhoon Soudelor killed nine people in eastern China after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media reported on Sunday.Another three people are missing after the storm caused landslides in rural parts of eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported,

By our correspondents
August 10, 2015
BEIJING: Typhoon Soudelor killed nine people in eastern China after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media reported on Sunday.
Another three people are missing after the storm caused landslides in rural parts of eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local disaster relief officials.
Wencheng County saw downpours of 645 millimetres in 24 hours — the heaviest rains in 100 years — after the typhoon made landfall on Saturday night, it said.
The storm has caused at least 248 million yuan in economic damage and cut power to more than two million homes, Xinhua said. More than a quarter had electricity restored by Sunday morning.