Beijing: More than 12.8 million people have been affected by the deadly and devastating Typhoon Lekima that struck China over the weekend, the Ministry of Emergency Management said, local media reported.
Some 2 million people across the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, Fujian, Hebei, Liaoning, and Jilin as well as the city of Shanghai had been evacuated, the ministry said on Tuesday, as cited by Xinhua News Agency.
The typhoon destroyed 13,000 houses and damaged another 119,000, it added.
The typhoon struck China in the early hours of Saturday, bringing strong winds, rainfall, and flooding to the country's southeastern regions. China's meteorological service announced a red alert level over the typhoon.