September 2016: Typhoon Megi Devastates Tawain, China
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Typhoon Megi Devastates Tawain, China
- Beginning September 27, 2016, Typhoon Megi makes landfall in Taiwan before proceeding to southeast China and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. So far, four people in Taiwan are dead and 622 are injured, while in China one person dies from collapsing buildings. Typhoon Megi is the third major typhoon to hit Taiwan in the last three weeks. The 38 inches of rain causes continued devastation and power outages for 3.8 million people in Taiwan. An ancillary landslide in the Zhejiang province of China kills more than a dozen, with more than 4,000 rescue workers still trying to find survivors.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying