China allocates $33 million to typhoon-hit provinces

Updated: 2016-09-26 15:05


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BEIJING - China on Monday allocated 220 million yuan ($33 million dollars) to typhoon-hit Fujian and Zhejiang provinces for disaster relief work.

The money, allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA), will be used in relocating and compensating people affected by Typhoon Meranti and in rebuilding work.

Meranti, the strongest typhoon that hits China this year, has left at least 28 dead and 15 others missing in Fujian and Zhejiang.