Shanghai suspends schools, flights as typhoon approaches China

Authorities in Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions has cancelled flights, and suspended schools, subways and trains as Typhoon Chanthu approached China.

The storm, with winds of more than 170 kilometres per hour had been downgraded from a super typhoon to a strong typhoon and was expected to gradually weaken. 

Still the storm is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to coastal regions. The province of Zhejiang near Shanghai raised its emergency response to the highest level.

Credit: Reuters

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