Typhoon Megi leaves 10 dead, 29 missing in China

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Typhoon Megi has claimed 10 lives in China and left another 29 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on Friday.

Five deaths were reported in east China's Zhejiang Province and five were reported in southeast China's Fujian Province, the ministry said in a statement.

As of 9 a.m. on Friday, about 2.09 million people had been affected as the impact of the typhoon spread to 16 cities in three provinces, including Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi.

About 656,000 residents have been relocated and nearly 700 are in urgent need of basic living supplies, according to the statement.

Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, made landfall in Fujian on Wednesday, and brought heavy downpours and landslides in affected areas.

The typhoon has destroyed homes and crops and caused direct economic losses worth 5.53 billion yuan (about 829 million U.S. dollars), it said.

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