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Typhoon Rammasun hits Yangjiang, Guangdong province

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Published on : Jul 22, 2014

The largest typhoon to hit the southern part of China in forty years has resulted in death of 17 people after wreaking havoc on Philippines. The typhoon Rammasun has resulted in deaths of eight people on the island of Hainan. Many people are recorded missing and nine of these from the Guangxi region.

This typhoon caused landfall on Friday, and was reported with winds exceeding 200 km/hr. According to the media around 94 people were killed during the typhoon Rammasun wreaked havoc on the northern region of Philippines earlier this week. 

This typhoon has also started to affect Vietnam. In Vietnam, heavy rains are expected before it starts to become weaker on Monday. The traffic of air, road, and rail has been suspended in many parts of China. TV channels are broadcasting that roads are littered with debris, which includes uprooted trees and rooftops.

In the region of Hainan, a source stated that the death toll was of 18 people and around two to five people are missing. According to the site of the country’s Meteorological Administration this was the strongest typhoon ever experienced in southern part of China since the typhoon in 1973.

Most of the fatalities have happened in Philippines, and the typhoon has caused in debris and uprooting of trees. Some of the six people are reported missing, who were at the sea on their boats.

Around 20 massive storms hit the Philippines in a year, according to AFP news agency. Also, the south-east part of Asia often suffers most from these storms.

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