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China Evacuates 867,000 People as Tropical Storms Hit Coast

China evacuated 867,000 people after tropical storms Saola and Damrey hit coastal regions, bringing strong winds and rainstorms, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The storms caused one death and left five people missing in the port city of Dalian in northeastern Liaoning province, as heavy flooding toppled a bridge and disrupted train services, Xinhua said today, citing local authorities. They also led to five deaths, with 1 missing in provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong.