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China allocates 220 mln yuan to typhoon-hit provinces

Updated: Sep 26,2016 3:11 PM     Xinhua

A man walks on a flooded road in typhoon-hit Xiamen city, east China’s Fujian province, Sept 15, 2016. Typhoon Meranti made landfall in Xiamen in the early morning on Sept 15, with gales up to 48 meters per second. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China on Sept 26 allocated 220 million yuan ($33 million) to typhoon-hit Fujian and Zhejiang provinces for disaster relief work.

The money, allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA), will be used in relocating and compensating people affected by Typhoon Meranti and in rebuilding work.

Meranti, the strongest typhoon that hits China this year, has left at least 28 dead and 15 others missing in Fujian and Zhejiang.

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