Typhoon kills two people in China
October 8 , 2013
A typhoon with powerful winds and rain killed two people in southeastern China today.
According to the National Meteorological Center, Typhoon Fitow slowed after striking Fuding, which is in Fuijan province.
The authorities issued a red alert and about half a million people were evacuated as the typhoon canceled at least 27 flights, suspended high-speed train services and cut power.
The two people, who were killed included a 55-year old man in his attempt to rescue a fisherman.
Fitow struck Taiwan before China but caused minimal damage and no casualties in the region. It did, however, cause flight disruptions and dumped a lot of rain on the island.