28 dead after typhoon hit eastern China

Typhoon Meranti landed in Fujian province on Thursday after associated winds and rains struck Taiwan, leaving one person dead and more than 50 injured.

Fujian authorities said on Saturday that the typhoon left 18 dead and 11 missing, damaged more than 18,300 homes and caused direct economic losses of more than 16.9 billion yuan ($ 2.5 billion).

Authorities in neighboring Zhejiang province say 10 people have died and four have been missing as a result of landslides and flash floods in rural areas.

Taiwan saw wind and rain from a second typhoon, Malakas, which caused no apparent deaths.