Super typhoon slams into China after pummeling Philippines


HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) – A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after barreling past Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 29 people in the Philippines.

Packing gale force winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit the region this year, equivalent to a maximum Category 5 “intense hurricane” in the Atlantic.

Mangkhut, the Thai name for Southeast Asia’s mangosteen fruit, skirted 100 km (62 miles) south of Hong Kong and veered west toward the coast of…



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