1000s Cars Park On Bridge To Avoid Typhoon-Hit Street

Story ByBuli LiangSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This footage shows thousands of Chinese car owners parked on an elevated bridge to avoid the flooded streets caused by the devastating Typhoon Lekima.

The incident was filmed in the county of Linhai in the city of Taizhou located in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang and later shared on social media.

Reports said that motorists took refuge on the Linhai No. 2 Bridge to avoid the flooded streets.

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In the footage, the bridge looks like something from a disaster movie as thousands of vehicle owners use it as a safe car park.

According to local media, the Linhai No. 2 Bridge was one of the few elevated places in the city that was unaffected by the flash floods.

Other bridges, including the Old Linhai City Bridge, were all covered by water.

Meanwhile, the devastating typhoon reportedly caused the deaths of 32 people while at least 16 still remain missing.

Lekima hit the region at around 1.45am on 10th August and is the ninth and strongest typhoon of the year so far, according to reports.

The tropical cyclone brought heavy rain and winds of 187 kph (116 mph) and is among the top three strongest typhoons to have ever hit the Chinese province.

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Buli Liang

I am a freelance stringer and journalist based in China.