China—Military Deploys As Part Of Relief Effort

Chinese Ministry of Defense | 08/13/2019

Over 21,000 troops and militia personnel have been deployed to respond to Typhoon Lekima in Zheijiang province, reports the Chinese Defense Ministry. The military evacuated about 33,000 people from affected areas of the eastern coastal province, the ministry said on Sunday.  Troops repaired 153 miles (247 km) of road, cleared 2 miles (3.2 km) of river and transported 105 metric tons of supplies, it said.  Typhoon Lekima struck Zhejiang province on Saturday and made a second...

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