BEIJING (Neo Web Desk) A typhoon was pounding southeast China late on Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan, where it downed trees, traffic lights and power lines, and left six people dead and four missing.Typhoon Soudelor hit the city of Putian in Fujian province late Saturday night and was expected to move across the region, China’s official Xi nhua News Agency reported.The storm earlier caused more than 3 million households in Taiwan to lose electricity, with streets strewn with fallen trees.All 279 domestic flights on the island were cancelled on Saturday, as well as at least 37 international flights. At least 101 people were injured in the storm.An 8-year-old girl and her mother died when they were swept out to sea on Thursday from a beach on the east coast, Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported. The girl’s twin sister remains missing.Other casualties included a firefighter who was killed and another injured after being hit by a drunken driver as they attempted to move a fallen tree in the island’s south.
Typhoon hits China after devastation in Taiwan
August 9, 2015 no comments