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Typhoon Mekkhala makes landfall in China's Fujian

11 Aug 2020, 11:30 GMT+10

Photo shows rafts moored to take shelter from the wind at the sea area of Sansha Town of Xiapu County, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)

FUZHOU, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mekkhala, the sixth typhoon of this year, landed in east China's Fujian Province on Tuesday morning, local meteorological authorities said.

With a maximum wind force of 33 meters per second near its center, Mekkhala landed in coastal areas of the province's Zhangpu County at around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Meteorological authorities forecast that the typhoon will move northwestward and start to weaken. ■

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