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WorldChinese tech giant apologizes for saying typhoon killed 99 million people

00:16  15 august  2019
00:16  15 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern China

Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern China A monster storm that smashed its way up the eastern China coast and forced more than a million residents to flee has killed 44 people, state media said Monday. 

China 's largest video-streaming platform has apologised after it mistakenly said a typhoon had killed everyone in Shandong province - home to around 99 million people . Tencent Video made the error in a push notification about Typhoon Lekima, sent to subscribers on Monday.

More than a million people were evacuated from their homes after Typhoon Lekima hit the eastern province of Zhejiang on Saturday with maximum winds of The additional victims included seven from Zhejiang province and five from Shandong. Sixteen people were still missing, according to data from

China’s largest video streaming giant, Tencent Video, apologized Wednesday for saying Typhoon Lekima killed everyone in Shandong, a province which has about 99 million people.

Chinese tech giant apologizes for saying typhoon killed 99 million people© 2019 VCG JINAN, CHINA - AUGUST 13: Image shows sandbags piled at the bottom of a bank amid floodwater caused by Typhoon Lekima at Zhangqiu district on August 13, 2019 in Jinan, Shandong Province of China. Typhoon Lekima has been moving northward from Shandong Province to Liaoning Province since Tuesday morning, according to the National Meteorological Center. About 12.88 million people have been affected by Typhoon Lekima as of 4 pm Tuesday in China, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Super Typhoon Lekima slams into southeast China

Super Typhoon Lekima slams into southeast China Super Typhoon Lekima slammed into southeastern China early Saturday, bringing torrential rain and heavy winds that knocked out power, downed thousands of trees and forced more than one million people from their homes, state media reported. 

Thirty-two are killed and more than five million affected as Typhoon Lekima hits eastern China . The death toll from Typhoon Lekima in China has risen to 32 with another 16 people missing, local authorities say . Officials say about five million people in Zhejiang province have been affected, with

At least 28 people have been killed and more than a million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit China , according to state media. Officials said the deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm. Ten others have been reported missing.

The blunder was contained in a push notification that Tencent Video sent to its subscribers on Monday, BBC reported.

“Typhoon Lekima has left the entire province (of Shandong) dead, seven people are missing,” said the push notification, citing the Shandong Emergency Response Office.

The actual death toll from the typhoon in Shandong is five and nationwide it's 56, according to official reports. Typhoon Lekima slammed eastern China on Saturday before it charged north over the weekend.

The typhoon has forced around two million people to leave their homes and halted more than 1,000 flights, according to China’s Ministry of Emergency Management.

Tencent Video issued an apology on the Chinese social media platform “Weibo” and promised to review its editorial practices.

According to a May financial report, Tencent Video had 89 million subscribers.

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