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Typhoon Soulik lashes Taiwan and China

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 1:38 PM -

We can't stress this enough -- Do NOT try this at home:

These tourists in China's Zhejiang Province mostly got a soaking, but watch as the second guy gets knocked down as he's engulfed by the enormous wave generated by Typhoon Soulik.

The typhoon made landfall in Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least one person and knocking out power to more than half-a-million people.

Courtesy NASA.

Courtesy NASA.

At the time it boasted winds of 163 km/h, and some parts of northern and central Taiwan reported rainfall totals of more than 700 mm by early Saturday.

The one reported fatality is a policeman in the capital Taipei, who died after being hit by a falling brick. 21 injuries were reported.

When Soulik landed again in China's Fujian Province across the strait from Taiwan, that was down to 119 km/h.

Flights and train services were cancelled and boats were recalled to port ahead of the storm.

Around 300,000 people in Fujian have had to be evacuated.

For more active weather from around the world, check out our video galleries.

With files from the Associated Press.

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