13 dead, 16 missing in typhoon-triggered barrier lake burst in east China

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Thirteen people are dead and 16 others are missing as of 2 p.m. on Saturday due to a barrier lake burst as Typhoon Lekima swept through Zhejiang Province in eastern China, the local publicity department said.

Cars are stranded on a waterlogged parking lot in Wenling, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 10, 2019. China's National Meteorological Center issued an orange alert for Typhoon Lekima on Saturday morning, as it landed in east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

Typhoon-triggered heavy rainstorms hit the Yongjia County and caused a landslide that blocked the rivers with a maximum 10-m water level, trapping 120 villagers.

More than 300 local armed police, public security officers and other social rescuers were dispatched to the scene.

Rescue work is underway.

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