Typhoon Lekima leaves 5 dead, 7 missing after second landing in China

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JINAN, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Lekima has left five people dead and seven missing after making landfall in the coastal areas of east China's Shandong Province Sunday night.

The typhoon has inflicted losses in 79 county-level areas in Shandong, affecting 1.66 million people and forcing the relocation of 183,800, said the provincial emergency management department.

Heavy rains and strong gales have damaged 175,400 hectares of crops and toppled 609 houses, inflicting a direct economic loss of 1.48 billion yuan (211 million U.S. dollars), it said.

The disastrous weather is not yet over, and the rescue and relief work is underway. Enditem

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