Typhoon Mer­anti death toll rises to 28

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The death toll from the strong­est typhoon to hit China in nearly 70 years has reached 28, days af­ter the storm crashed into the coun­try’s coast­line. Heavy rains and winds up to 170 kilo­me­tres per hour (105 miles per hour) whipped east­ern Fu­jian prov­ince on Septem­ber 16, flood­ing streets and knock­ing over trees, bill­boards and power lines. The of­fi­cial Xin­hua news agency de­scribed the storm as the world’s strong­est typhoon this year and the worst to hit the re­gion since records be­gan in 1949.

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