중국에서 50여년 만의 가장 강력한 태풍이 강타해 적어도 104명이 숨지고 190명이 실종됐다고 중국 당국자들이 밝혔습니다.

 중국 관영 신화 통신은 10일 오후 윈저우성과 저장성에 시속 216킬로미터의 강풍을 동반한 태풍 사오마이로 인한 산사태가 발생했다고 보도했습니다.

사오마이는 열대성 저기압으로 위력이 떨어져 현재 지앙시 성으로 이동 중입니다.

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Chinese authorities say the strongest typhoon to strike China in half a century has killed at least 104 people with 190 others missing.

China's official Xinhua news agency said Typhoon Saomai made landfall Thursday afternoon near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, with wind speeds up to 216 kilometers-per-hour.

Most of the deaths are from Zhejiang province where the storm destroyed 18-thousand homes. Two people were reported dead in the city of Fuding in Fujian province.

The storm has been downgraded to a tropical depression and is moving into Jiangxi province.

More than one million people were evacuated from China's coastal regions before the typhoon tore into the area.