Time in Yerevan: 11:07,   2 March 2024

More than 3 million people hurt due to Typhoon Soudelor

More than 3 million people hurt due to Typhoon Soudelor

YEREVAN, AUGUST 10, ARMENPRESS. Typhoon Soudelor struck south-eastern China late on Saturday night and left more than a million homes the city of Putian without power. Armenpress reports the aforementioned referring to “The Guardian”.

The storm system hit China’s Fujian province, downing trees, traffic lights and power lines, and left six people dead and four missing, China’s official Xinhua news agency said.

Earlier Soudelor caused more than 3 million households in Taiwan to lose electricity.

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 eight-year-old girl and her mother died when they were swept out to sea Thursday from a beach on the east coast, Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported. The girl’s twin sister remained missing on Sunday. Other casualties included a firefighter who was killed and another injured after being hit by a car while trying to move a fallen tree in the island’s south.

The centre of the storm made landfall in eastern Taiwan before daybreak on Saturday. By mid-morning Soudelor had maximum sustained winds of 100 miles an hour (162km/h), Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said.

Authorities in south-east China evacuated about 163,000 people and ordered about 32,000 ships back to port, Xinhua reported. More than 7,000 soldiers and police were on standby, provincial authorities said.

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