Dozens missing after Typhoon Megi triggers major landslide in China (VIDEO)
Chinese news outlets are reporting that around 30 people are missing after Typhoon Megi struck the east of the country on Wednesday, less than a day after battering nearby Taiwan.
The typhoon made landfall at Quanzhou city in Fujian province in the early hours of Wednesday morning bringing winds of up to 118km per hour, China Central Television (CCTV) reports.
Heavy rainfall and powerful winds were widespread in the southeast of the country. The treacherous conditions triggered landslides in Secun village, Zhejiang on Wednesday evening, destroying more than 20 houses and leaving at least 27 people missing, according to Xinhua news agency.
Video captures the moment a landslide triggered by #TyphoonMegi engulfed homes in Lishui, Zhejiang Province pic.twitter.com/W9aAcCxfrU— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) September 28, 2016
#UPDATE Local authorities say at least 27 people are missing following the landslide in E China’s Zhejiang pic.twitter.com/hCJmOehf7Z— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) September 28, 2016
Earlier on Wednesday schools were shut and hundreds of flights cancelled as the region braced for Megi to hit.
Flood waters also caused building collapses in Wenchang city, in Hainan province. Footage surfaced online, reportedly filmed in the city during Typhoon Megi, showing a four-storey building crumpling into the rushing waters.
Typhoon #Megi made landfall over Taiwan earlier today bringing winds in excess of 100 mph and 500-1000 mm rain in many places pic.twitter.com/tBEkiuwFNW— Met Office (@metoffice) September 27, 2016
At least four people were killed and more than 500 injured when the typhoon barreled through northeastern Taiwan on Tuesday. Almost 4 million homes were left without electricity and nearly 300,000 houses were without water, Taiwan's Central News Agency said.
Megi is the 17th typhoon this year and it comes less than three weeks after Super Typhoon Meranti wrecked havoc in the Philippines, Taiwan and China.
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