Turkey says it is preparing retaliatory sanctions against US    UK PM Johnson says almost there on Brexit deal: Lawmakers    Egypt in talks with World Bank over solid waste management loan    Kenya opens $1.5 bln Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town and Nairobi    Grand Nile Tower Arts & Cultural Centre launches second round    AUC students win prestigious award at SensUs 2019    UEFA punishes Lazio for fans' racism at Europa League game    Lebanon deploys water cannon, helicopters to fight wildfires across country    Bulgaria detains 4 soccer fans following racist acts in England match    Egypt's coach Hossam El-Badry satisfied with winning start despite technical problems    Macron on course for clash with Merkel over starting membership talks    Petrochemicals hurt Qatar, Gulf stocks mostly quiet early on    Sliding inflation    Debating local councils law    Bulgaria boss Balakov apologizes to England over racist chants during Euro 2020 qualifier    MPs vent their anger at government    Hundreds released    Making healthcare universal    Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans    Gemini Man    ‘Proud and free'    Luxor's new discoveries    Egypt's FM Shoukry asserts importance of economic relations with Croatia    Egypt's agricultural exports to China rise in 8 months – report    IMF's head Georgieva hails Egypt's economic reforms    Egypt's PM, US secretary of energy mull cooperation in energy, electricity    Moroccan film Nomades scoops awards in Alexandria Film Festival    British police order a halt to climate change protests in London    Toshiba's JV with Egyptian Elaraby opens regional HQ in South Africa    Six authors vie for Booker prize 2019, Atwood in the lead    In Photos: A sneak peek into rehearsals for the Cleopatra ballet world premiere    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM to meet in Moscow to discuss GERD issue    Sisi: army engaged in attrition phase against terrorism in Sinai since 2013    10K fans to attend Egypt's friendly against Botswana in Alexandria: EFA    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM agree to overcome obstacles in Nile dam talks    Farwell to Egyptian comic actor Talaat Zakaria    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Typhoon lashes China's East Coast, Eight Dead: Media
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 09 - 08 - 2015

A typhoon battered China's east coast on Sunday, killing eight people and forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of flights and evacuate more than 163,000 people.
Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan earlier on the weekend then moved across the Taiwan Strait and slammed into the mainland's Fujian province late on Saturday.
It churned towards the neighboring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangxi on Sunday, the Xinhua state news agency said. The Tropical Storm Risk website downgraded Soudelor to a tropical storm as it moved inland.
Eight people were killed in Hangzhou city, CCTV state television reported, as heavy rain and wind toppled trees and triggered flash floods and mudslides.
Television showed partially submerged vehicles abandoned on flooded roads as soldiers waded through water, searching for victims.
More than 163,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Fujian and more than two million households suffered power outages, Xinhua said. More than 530 flights were canceled and 190 high-speed trains were suspended.
In Taiwan, the rain and wind eased on Sunday although the Central Weather Bureau warned that conditions remained unstable as crews began clearing fallen trees, mud flows and other debris from blocked roads.
The storm killed six people on Taiwan with four missing and nearly 400 injured, authorities said.
Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea and Pacific, picking up strength from warm waters but losing it over land.
Source: Reuters


Clic here to read the story from its source.