More than 200,000 people have been evacuated as a typhoon made landfall on China's east coast, state media say.
Typhoon Yagi hit China's Zhejiang province shortly before midnight on Sunday packing winds of up to 102km/h, the official Xinhua news agency reports, citing provincial flood control headquarters.
A total of 204,949 people in 10 cities, including Taizhou, Zhoushan, and Wenzhou, have been evacuated and almost 21,000 fishing boats called back to port, it said.
The storm will also bring heavy rain and will gradually weaken as it moves slowly inland to the northwest, Xinhua said.
Summer is China's typhoon season, although casualties have been minimised in recent years by early government planning and evacuations from potential danger zones.
Australian Associated Press
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