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Typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian

English.news.cn   2014-07-23 18:28:27

 A lamp pole near a pier is blown askew by strong wind during the landfall of typhoon Matmo in Luoyuan County, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 23, 2014. (Source: Xinhua)

FUZHOU, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Matmo made a landfall in east China's Fujian Province on Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said.P With a wind speed of up to 30 meters per second, Typhoon Matmo, the 10th typhoon to affect China this year, landed in Gaoshan Township in Fuqing City at 3:30 p.m., according to the provincial meteorological bureau.

The typhoon is currently moving northwest, the bureau said.

Matmo has brought about strong winds and heavy downpours to parts of Fujian. A total of 296,804 people had been evacuated as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, said the provincial flood control headquarters.

Editor: Fu Peng
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