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Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China

September 16, 2018 4:04 pm

Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China’s most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph).

Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which also hit Hong Kong, where it swayed skyscrapers and blew out windows.

The death toll from the Philippines has now risen to at least 59. Most died in landslides caused by heavy rain.

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Mangkhut, considered the strongest storm of 2018, ploughed through the northern Philippines on Saturday.

What’s the impact in China?
Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on the Chinese coast near Jiangmen city on Sunday afternoon local time, state media reported.

In pictures: Deadly typhoon hits China
More than 2.45 million people have been relocated, and authorities there issued their highest warning level, a red alert.

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