China shuts schools and recalls fishing boats as typhoon hits



China shut schools and cancelled dozens of flights as Typhoon Megi made landfall in the southern province of Fujian on Wednesday with winds of close to 120 km per hour (75 mph), the official Xinhua news agency said.
Megi, which has killed four people and injured more than 523 in Taiwan since roaring in from the Pacific, made landfall at 4:40 a.m. local time (2040 GMT Tuesday). Chinese authorities issued their third-highest severe weather warning in anticipation of the storm.
Xinhua said more than 120,000 people who work close to shore or at sea have been moved by Fujian authorities. The... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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