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China allocates 300m yuan for Typhoon Lekima relief

Updated: Aug 13,2019 08:50 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — China allocated 300 million yuan ($42.73 million) of central fiscal funds on Aug 12 to help with rescue and relief work in three provinces affected by Typhoon Lekima.

A total of 150 million yuan was allocated to eastern China's Zhejiang province, following a 30-million-yuan relief fund previously given to the province, where Typhoon Lekima made landfall on Aug 10, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM).

By the morning of Aug 12, the death toll in Zhejiang province had risen to 39 while nine others remained missing.

Lekima made a second landing on Aug 11 on the coast of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province, leaving five people dead and seven missing as of the morning of Aug 12.

The MEM and the Ministry of Finance allocated another 100 million yuan to Shandong province and 50 million yuan to neighboring Jiangsu province.

As of 4 pm of Aug 12, the typhoon had left 8.97 million people impacted in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, Fujian, Hebei, Liaoning and Jilin as well as the city of Shanghai, while some 1.71 million people were relocated, the ministry said.

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