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Typhoon Haikui eases, kills 3, affects millions

English.news.cn   2012-08-09 00:24:38            
 • Typhoon Haikui has brought heavy downpours to east China and killed three people there.
 • It has affected n 4.03 million people and caused economic losses of 10 billion yuan in Zhejiang.
 • Although Haikui has weakened, it will still bring heavy rains to central and northern Zhejiang.

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.

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Editor: Mo Hong'e
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