A tropical storm in China left six people dead and at least eight more missing, reports said, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.

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Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds in over a century.

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It had weakened into a tropical storm by the time it made landfall in Fujian province on Saturday, but still wreaked havoc, with pictures showing cars upended, buildings ripped apart and towns left wallowing in a thick sludge of brown mud.

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By late Sunday more than 200,000 residents in 10 mainland cities had been temporarily relocated and some 1,900 homes destroyed, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the civil affairs ministry.

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Six people had been reported dead and eight missing, it added, with direct economic losses estimated at 860 million yuan ($129 million).

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Power was cut for hundreds of thousands in Fujian, while five airports were closed and hundreds of high-speed train journeys cancelled, the Global Times newspaper reported Monday.

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Nepartak killed three people in Taiwan injured more than 300, according to the island’s central emergency operation centre.

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China’s national meteorological centre on Monday put out a blue alert for heavy rain across 14 provinces and regions — the lowest in a four-tiered warning system.

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