Lethal Typhoon Khanun Hits Northeast China; Nine Deaths Reported

September 12, 2005

At least nine people have lost their lives, many more are injured or missing, and more than one million have been evacuated as Typhoon Khanun lashed China’s Zheijang province with high winds and torrential rains.

The typhoon, the 15th to hit the Chinese mainland this year, caused huge waves, flooded many coastal towns, uprooted trees and caused widespread electrical failures.

For a while Khanun threatened Shanghai, forcing flight cancellations, but after it came ashore it lost some force, and has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, as it moves further into Northeastern China.

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