At least 13 killed, 16 missing after Typhoon Lekima hits east China
Thirteen people are dead and 16 others are missing as of 2pm on Saturday due to a barrier lake burst as Typhoon Lekima swept through Zhejiang Province in eastern China, the local publicity department said.
Typhoon-triggered heavy rainstorms hit the Yongjia County and caused a landslide that blocked the rivers with a maximum 10-m water level, trapping 120 villagers.
More than 300 local armed police, public security officers and other social rescuers were dispatched to the scene.
Rescue work is underway.