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Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna        Mary Kom recuses herself from Saturday's sports award meeting        Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US        Coffee Day Enterprises says debt to fall to Rs 1,000 cr post sale of Bengaluru tech park        Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit        Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia        Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden: Minister        Fire at AIIMS, 22 fire tenders rushed        Soldier killed in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Rajouri        Jaitley on life support; Nitish, Piyush Goyal and others visit AIIMS        Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team till 2021        Archer strikes as Australia slump to 80-4 in second Ashes Test        Hong Kong protests: Trump urges Xi to meet pro-democracy demonstrators        Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation        2 Israelis, Palestinian assailant hurt in West Bank car ramming: army        Sensex, Nifty edge higher on stimulus talks; post weekly loss        Over 3,000 temporary jobs cut due to slowdown: Maruti Suzuki        Airtel shareholders approve waiver in recovery of excess pay to Mittal        Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day        We would like to give little time: SC on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in J-K        
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International News
13 killed, 16 missing as Typhoon Lekima hits China
 
Beijing: At least 13 people were killed and 16 others missing after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in China''s Zhejiang province, according to state-run media here said. The typhoon will move north at a speed of about 15 km/h, with gradually weakening force, the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) was quoted as saying by the China Daily. The storm will sweep through Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces before making another landfall in the southern coastal areas of the Shandong Peninsula late Sunday, the NMC said. At around 1:45 am local time, Lekima made landfall in Zhejiang''s Wenling city with a maximum wind force of 187 km/h. So far 13 people were killed and 16 others missing, the report said.

The NMC issued a red alert as the super typhoon approached on Friday, before downgrading the level to orange as the winds eased to 144 km/h on Saturday morning. The storm on Friday past the northern tip of Taiwan, where nine people were injured, thousands of homes lost power temporarily and more than 500 flights were cancelled. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Disney Resort, including the Shanghai Disneyland, was closed on Saturday for safety reasons. It is the first time that the Shanghai Disneyland, which was opened in June 2016, has been closed due to inclement weather conditions, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

People who have booked tickets for the Shanghai Disneyland on Saturday can visit the park on any other day within the next six months, according to the resort. Those who have purchased tickets for the ''Beauty and the Beast'' musical on the day can contact the purchasing channels to reschedule or apply for a refund, it added. More than one million people, including 253,000 people in Shanghai, were evacuated before the storm struck, the Xinhua said. In Zhejiang province alone, 288 flights were cancelled, and ferry and rail services were suspended as a precautionary measure. Local authorities have deployed rescue teams of nearly 1,000 members, with 150 fire engines and 153 boats on call.

More than a quarter of a million people were relocated in Shanghai, where the high-speed maglev train that links the city to one of its airports was suspended. The typhoon blew down nearly 3,000 trees and snapped about 100 power lines, 80 of which have been restored so far. Shanghai is hit by heavy rainstorm since Friday afternoon. The Lekima is expected to move at about 15 km/hr northward and westward with abatement of wind.


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