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Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in China; Death toll rises

Published : Sunday, 16 September, 2018 at 5:26 PM Count : 124

Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing torrential rains and winds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour).

The typhoon barreled into the southern Chinese city of Taishan at 5 p.m. Sunday.

In preparation for the storm, southern China evacuated hundreds of thousands of people, suspended high-speed rail services and canceled classes, reports AP.

BBC adds, the death toll from the Philippines meanwhile jumped from 30 to 49, with most of the victims claimed in landslides caused by heavy rain.

Mangkhut is considered the strongest storm of 2018. 

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