Dirco to establish if South Africans were caught in Chinese typhoon

Typhoon Meranti has swept through south eastern China, after hitting Taiwan, leaving at least three dead.

ars drive past collapsed power lines, that partially block the road, as super typhoon Meranti skirts Pingtung county in southern Taiwan on 14 September 2016. Picture: AFP."

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of International Relation and Corporation says it's communicating with the embassy in China, to find out if any South Africans living there have been affected by the typhoon that lashed the country this week.

Typhoon Meranti has swept through south eastern China, after hitting Taiwan, leaving at least three dead and dozens injured.

A number of flights and trains heading into the country have been cancelled and houses and businesses have been left without power.

International Relations spokesperson Nelson Kgwete says South Africans with relatives living in China should alert the department to any emergencies.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and any South African family that is unable to reach out to their loved ones, in China, they must contact the department and we will see what we can do within our means to assist."