Typhoon roars into Fujian
- Published: 13 Jul 2013 at 17.48
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BEIJING — A powerful typhoon surged across northern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least one person before moving to southeastern China and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from a coastal province.
Typhoon Soulik disrupted transport and commerce across Taiwan, with emergency crews in and around Taipei struggling to restore power to the 520,000 homes where it had been disrupted, and to remove hundreds of trees uprooted by the storm from streets and roads.
The storm then made another landing in the heavily populated Chinese coastal province of Fujian on Saturday afternoon, packing winds of 119 kilometres per hour, according to China's National Meteorological Center. That was down from the 163 kph on making landfall in Taiwan around dawn.
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