One million evacuated, as deadly typhoon ‘Lekima’ hits China

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Typhoon Lekima has brought about 28 deaths, whilst more than a million have been forced to evacuate, in China.
The deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm.
The fatal landslide occurred in Wenzhou, after a ‘barrier lake’ – or a ‘natural dam’ – formed, by pooling water from the heavy rains, and thereafter collapsing.

The storm was initially designated a “Super Typhoon”, but weakened slightly before landfall.

Lekima is now slowly winding its way north through the Zhejiang Province, and is expected to hit Shanghai, which has a population of more than 20 million.

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