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Tropical storm Parma lands on Hainan

TROPICAL storm Parma made a powerful landing in Wanning City in the southernmost island province of Hainan today, said the provincial observatory.

The Hainan provincial meteorological station said Parma landed in Longgun Township at 9:50 am today, packing wind with a speed of up to 54 km per hour.

No casualties were reported. As of Sunday night, the city had called 2,188 vessels back to harbor and evacuated 3,791 people working on the sea.

China's central observatory said yesterday that besides Hainan, the storm would also bring strong winds to coastal areas of Guangdong and southern Fujian as well as Taiwan.


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