Typhoon Lekima Death Toll Hits 49 In China
Sumaira FH 9 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 08:10 AM
Beijing, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Aug, 2019 ) :The death toll from Typhoon Lekima rose to 49 on Tuesday and 21 were still missing after the monster storm wreaked havoc on China's eastern coast, causing huge damage with strong gales and torrential rain.
Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed flooded fields and streets, submerged vehicles, scattered debris and trees blown over as strong winds and rain pounded cities along the seaboard.
Lekima made landfall in Zhejiang province on Saturday, which bore the brunt of the damage after the storm hit with winds of nearly 190 kilometres per hour (120 miles per hour) and pounded the coast with waves several metres in height.
Xinhua said the rainfall recorded this weekend in Shandong province was the largest since records began in 1952.
Rescue workers were shown on CCTV using boats and rope pulleys to carry out stranded residents over the weekend.