China evacuates for Soulik
- Published: 13 Jul 2013 at 21.49
- Online news:
China evacuated more than 300,000 people and drafted in thousands of soldiers as a typhoon which brought torrential rain and powerful winds to Taiwan began to batter the mainland on Saturday.
Vehicles damaged by fallen trees after Typhoon Soulik hit Taipei, on Saturday.
Typhoon Soulik hit China's southeastern Fujian province at about 4:00pm (0800 GMT) with windspeeds of up to 118 kilometres an hour (73 miles), the National Meteorological Centre said on its website.
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