Typhoon Soudelor lashed Taiwan, killing six people, and then dumped heavy rain and winds on the Chinese mainland, leaving at least 21 people dead with a further five missing. The storm downed trees, traffic lights and power lines on the island of Taiwan, causing more than four million households to lose electricity. More than 500 flights were cancelled or delayed.
Soudelor made landfall in China's Fujian province and was downgraded into a tropical storm as it moved across the region. Heavy rain triggered mudslides in mountainous Pingyang county in Zhejiang province, north of Fujian.
An aerial view shows People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and local residents placing sand bags to block floodwater after a dam breached under the influence of Typhoon Soudelor, in Pingyang county, Zhejiang province, China China Daily/Reuters Parts of Ningde are submerged as it is hit by Typhoon Soudelor Reuters People walk through floodwater rushing down a stairway in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China Reuters Rescue workers hold on to each other as they traverse a flooded street in Ningde, Fujian province, China Reuters A man watches floodwaters rage through Ningde in Fujian province, China Reuters A man looks at a car damaged by fallen roof near a bent traffic light after strong winds caused by Typhoon Soudelor hit Taipei, Taiwan Pichi Chuang/Reuters A motorcyclist rides among trees uprooted by strong winds in Taipei, Taiwan Pichi Chuang/Reuters People battle strong winds as Typhoon Soudelor approaches Taipei, Taiwan Reuters People hold umbrellas in heavy rain as Typhoon Soudelor approaches Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China Reuters Vehicles and residents make their way along a flooded street in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China AFP A man walks down a flooded street in Wenling, in eastern China's Zhejiang province AFP A resident wades through a flooded street as Typhoon Soudelor brought heavy rain to Ningde, eastern China's Fujian province AFP Residents gather to see huge waves stirred up by strong wind as Typhoon Soudelor draws near the mainland of China in Wenling, east China's Zhejiang province AFP A motorcyclist rides past a typhoon-damaged roof in Taipei, Taiwan Sam Yeh/AFP A basketball stadium is flooded by the Jingmei river as Typhoon Soudelor hits Taipei, Taiwan Sam Yeh/AFP A man walks on a bridge above the swollen Jingmei river in Taipei, Taiwan Sam Yeh/AFP