Rescue underway after Typhoon Lekima lands

Aug 11, 2019, 02.15 PM(IST)
Rescue and repair work is underway in east China's Zhejiang Province after super Typhoon Lekima landed there early Saturday, bringing about life-threatening rainstorms and floods. In Shanzao Village of Yongjia County, a Lekima-caused barrier lake burst killed 22, with 10 still missing, as of 20:00 on Saturday. The rescuers are continuing to race against time to spot and deliver the trapped people. A landslide blocked the rivers with a maximum 10-meter water level, trapping 120 villagers. Many of the houses along the river banks were damaged.