Cable workers make an urgent repair on transmission lines damaged by heavy rain and strong wind brought by Typhoon Haikui on a provincial highway of Songmen Twonship in Wenling City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2012. (Xinhua/Sun Jinbiao)
HANGZHOU, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haikui had been downgraded to a severe tropical storm as of 4 p.m. Wednesday in east China's Zhejiang province and will soon enter neighboring Anhui province, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said.
Typhoon Haikui, which made landfall in Zhejiang at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, has brought heavy downpours to east China and killed three people there.
Shanghai was lashed by a typhoon-triggered rainstorm, with maximum precipitation approaching 130 mm in some areas, the local observatory said.
Two people died and seven were injured by Typhoon-triggered accidents in Shanghai, according to the city's flood control and draught relief headquarters.
Around 7 a.m., a woman died after being hit in the head by a piece of falling glass in Baoshan district. At 11 a.m., the wall of a factory in Songjiang district collapsed and fell onto a neighboring dormitory, killing one and injuring three in the dormitory.