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Typhoon Nepartak Kills 6 in China

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A woman sits on the ruins after typhoon Nepartak swept through Minqing county, Fujian province, China, July 10, 2016.

A woman sits on the ruins after typhoon Nepartak swept through Minqing county, Fujian province, China, July 10, 2016.

Typhoon Nepartak hit China's coastal southeastern Fujian province over the weekend, killing at least six people and leaving more than eight others missing.

The storm's heavy winds and rains have caused multi-million-dollar damage to homes and businesses. Hundreds of trains and flights have been canceled. Many areas have been left without electricity. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated to safer ground ahead of the storm's arrival.

Before landing in China, Nepartak blew across Taiwan where it left at least two people dead and scores injured.

The storm, which is no longer at typhoon strength, is expected to severely impact the flooding already present in central and eastern China.

Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea, picking up strength over warm waters and dissipating over land.

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