Typhoon Lionrock displaces 46,000 people in China

BEIJING — Typhoon Lionrock had forced 46,000 people to flee their homes as of 9:00 a.m. Friday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

Typhoon Lionrock, the tenth typhoon of the year, has swept through Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang since it made a landfall Monday in Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province.

The typhoon damaged nearly 1,300 houses and 464,900 hectares of crops, causing estimated economic losses of 1.6 billion yuan, according to the ministry.

It said more than 8,500 people are in need of emergency assistance. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com