Typhoon In-fa hits China as death toll in Henan flooding mounts to 63

Typhoon In-fa hits China as death toll in Henan flooding mounts to 63

Typhoon In-Fa made landfall in China’s east Zhejiang province on Sunday, packing winds of up to 38 meters per second at its centre, while the death toll from the rain-triggered unprecedented floods in Henan province has risen to 63, officials said.

The typhoon, the sixth of this year, hit land in Zhoushan city’s Putuo district at approximately 12:30 PM, the local flood control headquarters said.

Weather authorities have forecast the typhoon will make a second landfall in coastal areas between Zhejiang’s Jiaxing city and Jiangsu province’s Qidong city on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the July 21 unprecedented floods in Henan province climbed to 63 with five people still unaccounted for.

The death toll included 12 people who were killed when floodwaters inundated a subway metro train and a tunnel in the provincial capital Zhengzhou which was ravaged by the floods.

China’s military blasted a damaged dam to divert the surging waters of a flooded river after the heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years hit Henan.

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