Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China as Philippines Death Toll Rises

Newsy Studio - Sunday, 16 September 2018

Mangkhut made landfall in southern China on Sunday after causing flooding and structural damage in Hong Kong.


Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China as Philippines Death Toll Rises

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in southern China on Sunday evening local time, bringing high winds and rain to the country's  most populous province .

Authorities have reportedly evacuated  more than 100,000 people  in Guangdong province.

Earlier in the day Mangkhut  passed over Hong Kong , where it damaged structures and canceled hundreds of flights at the Hong Kong International Airport — one of  the world's busiest .

Before that, the storm made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, where the death toll continues to rise.

The storm caused extensive landslides there and left  more than 40 people dead .  Mangkhut is reportedly the strongest storm of the season so far, with wind speeds reaching up to 165 mph upon landfall Saturday.

Additional reporting by  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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