30 June 2022,   19:48
Disaster in China - typhoon "Lekima" kills 44 people

The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people - Reuters reports.

The storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic losses and widely disrupting travel.

Typhoon Lekima, China"s ninth typhoon this year, made landfall early on Saturday (August 10) in Zhejiang, with winds gusting up to 187 kmh (116 mph). The centre of the storm has since travelled north through Shandong and off the coast.

The Shandong Emergency Management Bureau said more than 180,000 people were evacuated.