Typhoons Approache China, 10, 000 Evacuated


Beijing: Nearly 10,000 people have been rvacuated from China`s eastern province of Fujian as it braces for the landfall of two typhoons, Linfa and Chan-Hom, Xinhua news agency reported.

The province has recalled 1,859 fishing boats to port, relocated 7,400 people on board the vessels and 1,600 aquaculture farmers as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the local flood control and drought relief headquarters.

A level-three emergency response has been initiated, and ferry services on two routes linking Fujian and Taiwan were suspended on Tuesday. Another cross-Strait ferry is expected to remain in port.