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    In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a man uses his mobile phone to record waves crashing on the shore as typhoon Lekima approaches the Shitang Township of Wenling City in eastern China's Zhejiang Province.

    Over 12.8Mln People Affected in China by Typhoon Lekima - Reports (Video, Photos)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 12.8 million people have reportedly been affected by deadly and devastating Typhoon Lekima after the storm struck China over the weekend, the Ministry of Emergency Management said, local media reported.

    Some 2 million people across the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, Fujian, Hebei, Liaoning and Jilin, as well as the city of Shanghai were evacuated, the ministry said on Tuesday, cited by the Xinhua News Agency.

    The typhoon destroyed 13,000 houses and damaged another 119,000, it was reported.

    The typhoon struck China in the early hours of Saturday morning, bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding to the country’s southeastern regions.

    China’s meteorological service announced a red alert level over the typhoon.

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