Typhoon Megi batters south-eastern China

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Typhoon Megi batters south-eastern China

Typhoon Megi batters south-eastern China
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Torrential rain and gale-force winds are battering the coast of south-eastern China, as Typhoon Megi vents her fury.

It is the strongest storm to hit the region for the last 20 years.

Zhangzhou City is right under the typhoon’s path. The streets are already underwater.

160 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes and flights and ferries cancelled

The storm has already left a trail of devastation in its wake.

In Taiwan, mudslides have claimed the lives of 11 people.

Desperate searches are still going on to find twenty people still missing following Megi’s passage.

But it is now more an question of recovery than rescue.

But the Philippines were hit even harder.

At least 36 people died there, while the country’s rice and corn crop was decimated.