Super typhoon hits Taiwan, heads for China

  • 15/09/2016

Typhoon Meranti has hit mainland China after wreaking havoc in Taiwan, with howling winds of up to 370 km/h.

The storm is the strongest typhoon since super typhoon Haiyan caused widespread damage in the Philippines in 2013.

People in the Fujian Province on China's coast were assessing damage on Thursday morning (local time) after winds of about 230 km/h hit the area.

No deaths have been officially reported yet.

The storm caused Chinese authorities to issue their highest red alert as it barrelled toward the country's eastern coast.

In Taiwan, Meranti caused power-cuts to more than one million homes, and pushed waves over 12 metres high as it headed for China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.