Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern China

Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern ChinaA monster storm that smashed its way up the eastern China coast and forced more than a million residents to flee has killed 44 people, state media said Monday. Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed fields and streets flooded by muddy water, submerged vehicles, scattered debris and trees blown over as strong winds and rain from Typhoon Lekima pounded cities along the seaboard. At least 16 people were still missing as the storm moved further up the coast near Beijing.



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