Typhoon Nepartak Kills Six in China, Causes Flight and Train Cancellations
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At least six people have died and hundreds of flights and trains have been canceled as Typhoon Nepartak made landfall at China’s Fujian Province on Saturday and moved to the Jiangxi Province on Sunday.
In addition to the six confirmed deaths, there are another eight people missing. The high winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Nepartak toppled homes and triggered landslides, causing more than 438,000 people to relocate while the storm bashed the coastal areas.
In total, five airports in China were closed due to the storm and hundreds of scheduled high-speed train trips have been canceled.
Typhoon Nepartak smashed into Taiwan on Friday, leaving two people dead and 72 injured, and while the storm weakened to a tropical storm before hitting China, it ended up devastating the local landscape that was already ravaged by rain.
Since June 30, the Chinese government announced 164 people have been killed by floods, hail and landslides from recent rain, and another 32 million people across 26 provinces have been impacted by the surge of storms.
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