26 September 2021,   00:52
Typhoon sweeps into eastern China after flooding chaos

A major typhoon has hit China’s eastern coast just days after deadly floods devastated parts of the country, writes BBC.

Typhoon In-Fa, known in China as Yanhua, made landfall in the city of Zhoushan at 12:30 local time (04:30 GMT).

Transport links are suspended and people have been told to stay indoors. Trees have been uprooted and there has been some flooding. Dozens of ships have been evacuated from a busy port south of Shanghai. However, there have as yet been no reports of major damage.

The typhoon follows a period of historic flooding that caused widespread damage and killed at least 58 people in central China.

Emergency crew are still working around the clock to rescue survivors and provide aid to the tens of millions of people affected by the floods.