Typhoon Haikui kills 6 in east China

Typhoon Haikui has left six people dead and forced more than 2.17 million people to be relocated in four provincial-level regions in east China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday.

In Anhui Province, Haikui killed three people and affected nearly 2.17 million residents, as well as destroyed more than 2,400 houses, the ministry said in a report.

In Shanghai, the typhoon killed two people and affected 361,000 others, the ministry said, adding that more than 50 houses were destroyed.

The typhoon also killed one person and forced 126,000 others to be evacuated in Jiangsu Province, as well as forced the relocation of nearly 1.55 million people in Zhejiang Province, according to the ministry.

Haikui, the 11th typhoon of the year, is the third typhoon to wallop China’s eastern coast in a week after storms Saola and Damrey hit the region over the weekend.

Xinhua