(In pic: Rescuers look for survivors in the rubble of damaged buildings after a landslide caused by torrential rain from Typhoon Lekima, at Yongjia, in Wenzhou, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province.)
(In pic: Damaged worker accommodation buildings are seen at a construction site in Wenling City, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province.)
Ongoing search and rescue work
A further 12 deaths were announced Sunday but it was unclear if they were from the same incident. Eighteen people were still missing, according to Zhejiang provincial authorities.
“Currently, search and rescue work from various regions is still ongoing,” they said on social media platform Weibo.
According to Zhejiang authorities, the natural disaster has incurred economic losses of more than 15.8 billion yuan ($2.2 billion).
(In pic: This overview shows fishing boats packed into the typhoon shelter at Nanfangao harbour in Suao, Yilan county, as Typhoon Lekima approaches off the shores of eastern Taiwan.)
Submerged in muddy water.
Local Chinese media reports also showed teams pulling stranded people from bright orange inflatable boats, with skies starting to clear as the storm moved further up the coast.
(In pic: Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China’s eastern Zhejiang province.)
More than 3,200 flights have been cancelled due to the typhoon, the state broadcaster reported, as Shanghai, Beijing, and other cities grounded planes.
(In pic: A flag warning about rough seas is pictured next to a beach in Suao, Yilan county, as Typhoon Lekima approaches off the shores of eastern Taiwan.)
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