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5 Dead, 35 Injured in After Typhoon Hits China

Sun 28 Apr 2024 | 05:30 PM
Israa Farhan

According to local authorities, 5 people were killed and 33 others were injured after a powerful typhoon hit Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, on Saturday afternoon.

The Chinese news agency "Xinhua" reported that the typhoon struck the town of Shonglutang in the Baiyun area of the city at around 3 p.m. (07:00 GMT), at which time the weather station in the village of Liangtian recorded maximum wind speeds of 20.6 meters per second.

In an initial investigation conducted by the regional meteorological office, the intensity of the typhoon was determined to be at level three - two levels below the highest level on the five-level hurricane intensity scale - and it traveled nearly one kilometer, according to the German news agency.

Rescue teams from the city's emergency, weather, fire, water, and health departments were immediately dispatched to the scene.

By 10 p.m., all search and rescue operations at the site had been largely completed, with the injured being transported to the hospital.