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Typhoon Dujuan loses steam as it hits China

STORM SURGE: A huge storm-powered wave slamming over a sea wall as two people ride by on a scooter in Hui'an county in Quanzhou, east China's Fujian province, yesterday.


    Sep 30, 2015

    Typhoon Dujuan loses steam as it hits China


    TYPHOON Dujuan made landfall early yesterday in China as it hit the south-eastern province of Fujian, after leaving three dead and hundreds injured in Taiwan, state media reported.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties and damage in mainland China, reported Reuters.

    Earlier on Monday, China has ordered 30,000 boats carrying around 160,000 people back to shore as the typhoon approached.

    The storm weakened after hitting Fujian's coastal city of Putian at about 8.50am yesterday, state media said, although torrential rain swept through the province.

    The London-based Tropical Storm Risk website forecast that the storm would continue losing strength yesterday.

    Meanwhile, Dujuan has killed three people and left 346 injured as it made its way across Taiwan on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported, quoting local authorities.

    More than 12,000 people in Taiwan were evacuated, over a million faced power breakdowns and hundreds of thousands were left without water, the authorities said.

    Landslides blocked the roads into the hot spring town of Wulai, in mountains just outside the city of Taipei.