Typhoon Kills 17 in China

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    July 21, 2014 08:06

    Typhoon Rammasun's violent winds and heavy rains are continuing a destructive path, killing 17 people in China after claiming nearly 100 lives in the Philippines.

    The storm left eight people dead in the island province of Hainan before reaching the mainland, where nine died in Guangxi, according to Chinese state media.

    At least 94 people are dead and six still missing in the Philippines following the storm, which knocked out power to millions in the capital of Manila.

    A dog walks past as a man stands in front of a factory building which was destroyed by Typhoon Rammasun, in Leizhou, Guangdong province, China on July 19, 2014. /Reuters

    The typhoon regained strength over the South China Sea and made landfall Friday in China with winds exceeding 200 kilometers an hour, making it the strongest storm to hit the area in 41 years.

    Heavy rains are expected to lash northern China early this week.

    A new storm, Matmo, could bring another round of heavy wind and rains to the same areas battered by Rammasun.

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