Typhoon Soulik kills three in China

Posted By: IANS
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Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Typhoon Soulik, the seventh typhoon to hit China this year, killed three people and forced another 20,000 to relocate in south China's Guangdong province, officials said.

The typhoon brought heavy rains to Guangdong starting Saturday night till Sunday. Two local meteorological stations reported precipitation of over 250 mm in 20 hours, Xinhua cited an official of the Guangdong Meteorological Center as saying.

Torrential rains affected 382,000 people and toppled 1,076 houses in three cities of the province.

The rains also pushed water in some rivers above warning levels.

In Taiwan, Typhoon Soulik left two people dead and over 100 others injured since it hit the island Saturday, authorities said.

The island's disaster emergency centre said one victim was a police officer who was hit on the head by a falling brick. The other was a 54-year-old woman who fell from the top floor of a building.

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