Typhoon Abe Death Toll at 51
BEIJING (AP) _ Typhoon Abe killed at least 51 people and injured about 250 when it hit Shanghai, China’s largest city, and surrounding coastal areas, an official newspaper reported today.
The storm, which struck Friday, killed three people in Shanghai, which just two weeks ago was suffering from a heat wave, the China Daily reported.
Previous reports have said 48 people were killed in coastal Zhejiang province by Abe, the sixth major storm to batter China’s southeastern coast this summer and the worst typhoon to hit Zhejiang in 34 years.
Heavy rainfall flooded most of urban Shanghai during the weekend. One district registered 8.2 inches of rainfall in one day, China Daily said.
An accompanying photograph from the neighboring city of Nanjing showed trees planted in sidewalks uprooted and leaning into the streets.
In Zhejiang, 41,000 people were left homeless and 45 were reported missing, the paper said.