Typhoon lands in China, but skirts Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AFP) - China's third typhoon in a week ploughed into its eastern coast on Wednesday, halting transport in the financial capital of Shanghai and toppling houses in some rural areas, state media said.
Typhoon Haikui made landfall early on Wednesday morning in Zhejiang province south of Shanghai, after authorities moved more than one million people out of the path of the storm, reports said.
The typhoon quickly weakened after landing south of Ningbo city, the China Meteorological Administration said, but warned that Haikui was still packing winds of up to 144km per hour.
In Sanmen county, near where Haikui made landfall, the typhoon toppled four houses and cut off power to nearly 100 villages, state media said.