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Image: Strong waves hit the coastal areas of Dongtou, eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. Authorities in coastal Chinese provinces cleared tourist sites and ordered officials back to work on Saturday to prepare for the approach of Typhoon Krosa. (AP Photo/EyePress)

BEIJING - A storm drenched China's southeast on Sunday after killing five people on Taiwan and prompting the evacuation of 1.4 million people on the mainland, officials said. In Vietnam, the death toll from a separate storm rose to 55.

More than 1.4 million people were evacuated from coastal areas, including more than 500,000 tourists who were at beach resorts for the National Day holiday week, Xinhua said.

Krosa — the Cambodian word for crane — killed five people Saturday on Taiwan as it knocked out power to 2 million homes and soaked the island, according to Taiwan's Disaster Relief Center.
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