Typhoon Soulik has left at least 295 people dead in China since it first arrived this weekend, SCMP reports.
The typhoon, which made landfall in Fujian province on Saturday has caused widespread flooding and structural damage.
It has also affected Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangxi, causing more damage.
He Guoqing, deputy director of the Guangdong provincial headquarters of flood control and drought relief, told Xinhua that: “The rains have inundated some city areas, affected 456,900 people in 100 townships and left three of them dead and two missing.”
The typhoon first hit Taiwan earlier last week, causing two deaths and injuring over 100 people.
Chinese officials were calculating the cost of the typhoon, according to SCMP, but current estimates for the Zhejiang city of Wenzhou alone show a direct economic loss of 210 million yuan, or about 34 million dollars.
Rescue operations are underway currently for those missing or trapped.
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