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After Pounding Taiwan, Typhoon Krosa Approaches Coast of China


Chinese authorities have evacuated more than one-million people from eastern Zhejiang and Fujian provinces as Typhoon Krosa churns towards the coast.

Chinese media say tourists and residents of the coastal provinces were evacuated by Saturday evening as the storm approached with winds up to 180 kilometers-per-hour. The reports say the storm is expected to hit the coast early Sunday.

In Taiwan, where the storm passed over the north of the main island, authorities say 17 people were injured.

Typhoon Krosa (meaning "crane" in the Khmer language) lashed Taiwan with strong winds and heavy rain Saturday, cutting power to thousands of homes and disrupting air and sea traffic.

Rescuers pulled six people from the ruins of a house. Two others are still missing after a mudslide swept away the house in Taipei, where streets were flooded.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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