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Typhoon Lekima hits China after 1 million evacuated

A worker removes an electric fan from a temporary dormitory that collapse as Typhoon Lekima sweeps through Wenling in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River.(Chinatopix Via AP)

BEIJING — Typhoon Lekima has struck China’s coast south of Shanghai, knocking down trees and forcing airlines to cancel flights.

The official Xinhua News Agency says more than 1 million people were evacuated in coastal Zhejiang province before the typhoon hit land at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday.

No deaths or injuries have been immediately reported but state television says 2,100 airline flights and some trains were cancelled.

The Associated Press

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