Dramatic moment Typhoon Mekkhala tears though a factory building in China

Dramatic moment Typhoon Mekkhala tears though a factory building in China as high winds hit the country's southern regions Shocking footage shows the strong gales ripping through the structure in Fujian The sight occurred after Typhoon Mekkhala made landfall with gusts of 56mph Officials issued a yellow alert as the high winds battered China's southern coast Regions across the country have been battling 'catastrophic flooding' since June

By Emilia Jiang For Mailonline

Published: 11:29 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 11:32 BST, 11 August 2020

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Residents in China have been shocked to see a factory building’s exterior being torn down in seconds as Typhoon Mekkhala ravaged their hometown.

Footage captures the terrifying moment part of the structure being ripped through and blown away by the strong gales in Fujian province.

The tropical storm, with winds of up to 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour, made landfall in the coastal county of Zhangpu on Tuesday morning, according to local authorities.

Footage captures the terrifying moment part of the structure being ripped through and blown away by the strong gales

The tropical storm, with winds of up to 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour, made landfall in the coastal county of Zhangpu on Tuesday morning

Residents in China have been shocked to see a factory building’s exterior being torn down in seconds as Typhoon Mekkhala made landfall in Fujian province of southern China today

Mekkhala, the sixth typhoon of this year, is expected to continue battering the country’s eastern and southern coastal regions, said China Metrological Administration.

Footage shows a factory building in Longhai being torn down in seconds as onlookers watched in shock.

Other clips see the tropical storm leaving giant trees uprooted and houses damaged as the strong gales swept

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