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Chinese authorities wrestle with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Meranti

Chinese authorities wrestle with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Meranti
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Authorities and residents of Fuijan province in southeastern China are dealing with the aftermath of typhoon Meranti.

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Authorities and residents of Fuijan province in southeastern China are dealing with the aftermath of typhoon Meranti.

The storm crashed into the area with strong winds and lashing rain leaving a trail of devastation, destroying crops and homes and leaving at least ten people dead.

#China hit by world's strongest typhoon: 11 dead, millions stranded #TyphoonMerantihttps://t.co/ltOIyFqmVopic.twitter.com/vhopWzsXH2

— India Today (@IndiaToday) September 16, 2016

Power lines are down and around 1.65 million homes are without electricity.

#photo Super #TyphoonMeranti is the strongest #storm since #Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 https://t.co/zeh1RElwkg#Taiwapic.twitter.com/eJ7MJMR4jG

— Travel Photography (@travel_photo_) September 14, 2016

The typhoon hit the southern part of Taiwan on Wednesday and was classified a Category 5 typhoon by the Tropical Storm Risk storm tracker, the strongest classification available.

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