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Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China
At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5 800 homes. The typhoon made landfall near the city Shanghai just after 04:00 local time August 17 (20:00 UTC, August 16) with maximum sustained winds around 90 km/h (55 mph). Jason Nicholls@jnmet TS pushing into eastern near . Heavy rain and

Death toll from fires in Greece climbs to 91 as investigation points toward arson

PHOTO: An aerial view shows burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece, July 25, 2018.

The death toll from wildfires that swept through a seaside area of Greece last week rose to 91 on Sunday and officials said 25 people remained missing.

The number of people killed climbed from 86 on Saturday as search-and-rescue crews continued to search the widespread rubble on the outskirts of Athens.

Dive teams kept searching the sea off the shores of Mati, Rafina, Neos Voutzas and Kokkino Limanaki where many people fled to escape the fires, officials said.
Nearly 200 people, including children, were injured in the blazes.
The fire broke out in multiple places simultaneously in forest areas on July 23. Fanned by winds of up to 60 miles per hour, the fires quickly grew into raging infernos.


PHOTO: Dozens of cars destroyed by the blaze in the Mati area, Kokkino Limanaki in Greece, July 24, 2018.

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