Egypt Extends Condolences To China Over Typhoon Victims

CAIRO, Egypt, Aug 13 (NNN-MENA) – Egypt expressed its condolences to China, for casualties and losses caused by Typhoon Lekima.

In a statement, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offered “sincere condolences over the victims of Typhoon Lekima, which hit a number of areas in eastern China.”

The statement also affirmed that the Egyptian government and people stand with the government and people of “friendly China in such a crisis.”

Typhoon Lekima left 49 dead and 21 missing in eastern Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong and Anhui, wreaking havoc with strong gales and torrential rains.

By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang Province has risen to 39, while nine others remained missing, said the Zhejiang flood control headquarters.

The ninth and strongest typhoon of the year affected 6.68 million residents in Zhejiang, among whom 1.26 million were evacuated. It damaged 234,000 hectares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of 24.22 billion yuan (about 3.4 billion U.S. dollars).– NNN-MENA