China evacuates 417,000 people ahead of typhoon

October 6, 2013 11:20 AM

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China evacuates 417,000 people ahead of typhoon

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in southeast China were evacuated and fishing vessels called back to shore on Sunday because of an approaching typhoon, authorities said.

Typhoon Fitow is expected to make landfall early Monday between Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, according to the National Meteorological Center.

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