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Typhoon Fitow leaves 2 dead in E China
Last Updated: 2013-10-07 10:54 | Xinhua
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Two people have died as of early Monday morning as Typhoon Fitow hits east China's Wenzhou City, local authorities said.

Ni Wenlin, 55, from Dongtou County under Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, died after strong wind blew him off a hill late Sunday night, according to Wenzhou Flood-Control Headquarters.

Ni was with other five people on their way to rescue a fisherman losing contact in a nearby port.

The other victim was from Longgang Township of Cangnan County under Wenzhou, said the headquarters.

Typhoon Fitow made landfall in east China's Fujian Province in the wee hours on Monday, packing winds up to 151 km per hour, the National Meteorological Center said.

The storm, the 23rd typhoon to hit China this year, landed in Shacheng Township of Fuding City at 1:15 a.m. Monday. It will continue to move northwestward but weaken quickly, said the center. A red alert, the highest warning, was issued for Fitow on Sunday.

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