Five dead after Typhoon Fitow slams into China
BEIJING (AFP) - Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast on Monday, packing winds of more than 200km per hour, after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services were suspended.
Two men died in Wenzhou city in Zhejiang province, the official news agency Xinhua said, while three people from the city of Ruian died of electric shocks.
One of the victims in Wenzhou, 55-year-old Ni Wenlin, died “when a strong wind blew him off a hill” late Sunday, Xinhua said, while the other, Chen Wanjie, was killed after being buried beneath his duck breeding factory.
Four other people are still missing, state media reported.