Photos | Typhoon Lekima hits east China, kills at least 18 people

UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 07:33 PM IST
Damaged worker accommodation buildings are seen at a construction site in Wenling City, in China's eastern Zhejiang province after being hit by Typhoon Lekima today. At least 18 people were killed and 14 others missing as Typhoon Lekima lashed eastern China, downing thousands of trees and forcing more than a million people from their homes. (AFP / China OUT)
People walk in the rainstorm as Typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai. Waves several metres high hit the coastline as the storm made landfall in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai. (Aly Song / REUTERS)
This satellite image obtained today shows Typhoon Lekima approaching southeastern China. The deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm’s downpours in the municipality of Wenzhou, around 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Shanghai, national television station CCTV reported. “Torrential rains caused a landslide on a mountain that blocked a river below,” it said, adding that the resulting “dam” created a lake which swept downstream when it burst. (NOAA / AFP)
Cars are damaged after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang province. More than a million people were evacuated from their homes ahead of the storm, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Some 110,000 people were housed in shelters. (REUTERS)
A man rides an electric scooter in the rainstorm as typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai. The monster storm made landfall in the early hours in Wenling City, packing winds of 187 kilometres per hour (116 miles per hour), and was expected to churn up the east coast towards Shanghai, Xinhua added. (Aly Song / REUTERS)
People walk in the rainstorm in Shanghai. China issued a red alert as the storm approached on Friday, before downgrading the level to orange as winds eased on Saturday morning. Lekima has been downgraded from a super typhoon to a typhoon as it headed northwards inland. (Aly Song / REUTERS)
People sit before an information screen showing flights cancelled in anticipation of Typhoon Lekima at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. More heavy rain was forecast for the Shanghai area and the neighbouring provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, with authorities warning of possible flash floods, mudslides and landslides caused by the downpours. (Tang Yanjun / CNS via REUTERS)
A man holding an umbrella stands near a fallen tree after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang province. In Zhejiang province alone, nearly 300 flights were cancelled, and ferry and rail services were suspended as a precaution. Around 300,000 people were relocated in Shanghai, where the high-speed maglev train that links the city to one of its airports was suspended. (REUTERS)
A woman sells umbrella at a subway entrance as Typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai. Shanghai Disneyland was also closed for the first time since the amusement park opened in 2016. (Erika Kinetz / AP)
Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province yesterday. Lekima had earlier swept past the northern tip of Taiwan on Friday, where nine people were injured, thousands of homes lost power temporarily and more than 500 flights were cancelled. (AFP / China OUT)

Damaged worker accommodation buildings are seen at a construction site in Wenling City, in China's eastern Zhejiang province after being hit by Typhoon Lekima today. At least 18 people were killed and 14 others missing as Typhoon Lekima lashed eastern China, downing thousands of trees and forcing more than a million people from their homes. (AFP / China OUT)

People walk in the rainstorm as Typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai. Waves several metres high hit the coastline as the storm made landfall in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

This satellite image obtained today shows Typhoon Lekima approaching southeastern China. The deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm’s downpours in the municipality of Wenzhou, around 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Shanghai, national television station CCTV reported. “Torrential rains caused a landslide on a mountain that blocked a river below,” it said, adding that the resulting “dam” created a lake which swept downstream when it burst. (NOAA / AFP)

Cars are damaged after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang province. More than a million people were evacuated from their homes ahead of the storm, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Some 110,000 people were housed in shelters. (REUTERS)

A man rides an electric scooter in the rainstorm as typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai. The monster storm made landfall in the early hours in Wenling City, packing winds of 187 kilometres per hour (116 miles per hour), and was expected to churn up the east coast towards Shanghai, Xinhua added. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

People walk in the rainstorm in Shanghai. China issued a red alert as the storm approached on Friday, before downgrading the level to orange as winds eased on Saturday morning. Lekima has been downgraded from a super typhoon to a typhoon as it headed northwards inland. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

People sit before an information screen showing flights cancelled in anticipation of Typhoon Lekima at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. More heavy rain was forecast for the Shanghai area and the neighbouring provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, with authorities warning of possible flash floods, mudslides and landslides caused by the downpours. (Tang Yanjun / CNS via REUTERS)

A man holding an umbrella stands near a fallen tree after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang province. In Zhejiang province alone, nearly 300 flights were cancelled, and ferry and rail services were suspended as a precaution. Around 300,000 people were relocated in Shanghai, where the high-speed maglev train that links the city to one of its airports was suspended. (REUTERS)

A woman sells umbrella at a subway entrance as Typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai. Shanghai Disneyland was also closed for the first time since the amusement park opened in 2016. (Erika Kinetz / AP)

Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province yesterday. Lekima had earlier swept past the northern tip of Taiwan on Friday, where nine people were injured, thousands of homes lost power temporarily and more than 500 flights were cancelled. (AFP / China OUT)

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At least 18 people were killed and 14 others missing as Typhoon Lekima lashed eastern China, downing thousands of trees and forcing more than a million people from their homes. The deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm's downpours in the municipality of Wenzhou, around 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Shanghai. China issued a red alert as the storm approached on Friday, before downgrading the level to orange as winds eased on Saturday morning.

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