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Typhoon Lekhima likely to cause $2.5 billion in economic losses

Posted On: Aug. 12, 2019 6:05 AM CST

Typhoon Lekhima damage in China

Chinese authorities said that typhoon Lekhima is likely to have caused more than $2.5 billion in economic losses after striking Zhejiang and Shandong provinces, Reuters reported citing sources. The typhoon has forced authorities to cancel 3,200 flights and 127 trains and has damaged 364,000 hectares of crops and more than 36,000 houses. The typhoon has also killed 44 people after making landfall in eastern China on Aug. 10.

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