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Typhoon Soudelor kills 14 in China

Updated on: 10-Aug-2015

Typhoon Soudelor killed 14 people in eastern China and four are missing after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media reported Sunday. Typhoon Soudelor kills 14 in China

Twelve of the casualties were reported in and around Wenzhou city in the province of Zhejiang, where downpours caused mudslides and several houses collapsed on Saturday night.

It added that in the neighboring city of Lishui, two people were also killed.

Xinhua quoted local disaster relief officials as saying the dead and missing may have been washed away by floods or buried under ruined homes.

About 1.58 million people in the city were affected by the typhoon by Sunday afternoon, the agency said, estimating direct economic losses at 4 billion yuan ($644 million).

Nearby Wencheng country saw downpours of 645 millimeters (25.4 inches) in 24 hours the heaviest in 100 years after the typhoon made landfall on Saturday night.

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