Powerful Typhoon Soudelor Hit China after Striking Taiwan

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People's Republic of China
At least 24 people are dead after Typhoon Soudelor slammed into southeastern mainland China and Taiwan, official agencies said.

The storm left 17 people dead in China, most of them in the eastern Chinese cities of Wenzhou and Lishui, where heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused houses to collapse, state news agency Xinhua reported. Across the strait in Taiwan, seven others have been confirmed dead.

Authorities in southeast China evacuated about 163,000 people and ordered around 32,000 ships back to port ahead of the typhoon, Xinhua reported. More than 7,000 soldiers and police were on standby, provincial authorities said.

Heavy rains were forecast through Sunday morning on August 9in the northern part of Fujian. Even before the storm made landfall, strong winds caused power outages to more than 1.41 million household in the province, Xinhua said.

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