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Typhoon Fitow Killed 5 In China – Photos

Typhoon Fitow strikes the east coast of China early Monday killing at least five people.

A lots of people were injured by the disaster.

Filow is a name of a flower from Micronesia.

Many houses along the Zhejiang coastal areas have collapsed and the heavy rain cause flooding in the province. 

Typhoon Fitow hit China just two weeks after Typhoon Usagi wreaked havoc in the region, leaving at least 25 reported dead in southern China.

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Photos: Typhoon Usagi Hit Southern China, 25 Killed

Typhoon Usagi slammed into southern China on Sunday evening. 

Nanfang Daily reported that the typhoon made a landfall at 7:40 p.m. yesterday in Shanwei city in Guangdong province after veered away from Hong Kong at the last minute.

Australia Network News reported that at least twenty-five people were killed in the China’s southern coast, including thirteen in Shanwei which is in the eastern fringes of Guangdong province. 

The typhoon brings very strong wind, storm surge and heavy rains that could cause flooding and landslides.

Xinhua reported that in Shanwei city, the strong winds blew cars off the road near a gas station and houses were toppled.

Flights to and from Hong Kong and three mainland airports were canceled.

Ferry services around the area were also canceled, while Fujian province suspended shipping between mainland China and Taiwan.

Xinhua reported that intercity trains including the high-speed rail to Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong would remain suspended until Tuesday.

Thousands of people were evacuated from coastal areas and temporary shelters were opened.

Hong Kong delayed the opening of markets, banks and schools.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said it scrapped morning trading Monday.

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