August 09, 2015

"China's National Meteorological Centre forecast the typhoon would be downgraded to a tropical depression by Sunday night as it moved further inland."

Sky News Typhoon Soudelor has killed up to 14 people in eastern China and five are missing after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media reports.

'The casualties were reported in and around Wenzhou city in the province of Zhejiang, where downpours caused mudslides and several houses collapsed on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

'It quoted local disaster relief officials as saying the dead and missing may have been washed away by floods or buried under ruined homes.

'About 1.36 million people in the city were affected by the typhoon, the agency said, estimating direct economic losses at 3.83 billion yuan ($A840 million).'

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