Typhoon Soulik hits China after Taiwan

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Typhoon Soulik hits China after Taiwan

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China has been bracing itself for the impact of Typhoon Soulik, which has already caused significant damage in Taiwan.

The Chinese authorities say they have evacuated 300,000 people in the southeastern Fujian province.

More than 5,000 soldiers have been deployed as a preventative measure.

This was the scene in Taiwan as the typhoon struck, bringing strong winds and torrential rain.

The whole island was put on alert as the authorities warned of the risk of flooding and landslides.

Winds reached 190 kilometres an hour and at one stage 800,000 homes were without electricity, although many later had power restored.

Around 30 people were reported injured and one killed: a 50-year-old policeman who was struck by a brick in the capital Taipei.