Wenzhou City, China — Typhoon Fitow has killed 10 people after slamming into China’s east coast, and five people are missing, according to state media reports.
Of the 10 killed, eight died of electric shocks, including a family of three, and two men died when their car plunged into a river, said local authorities.
The typhoon made landfall Monday in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, affecting some seven million people and causing massive power failures and extensive damage.
Officials estimated the direct economic loss in Zhejiang at $2 billion, where over 250,000 households were without power as of Wednesday.
The province received over 5 inches of rain from Saturday to Monday, and some parts got over 11 inches (29 centimeters) in just 17 hours, according to reports.