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Dangerous Typhoon Mangkhut Storm Hits China, Govt Relocates 2.45 Million People

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| September 17 , 2018 , 16:40 IST

After smashing into the Phillippines and Hong Kong, the year's most powerful storm-Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in China on Sunday.

Landing in Guangdong province, it spurred the relocation of more than 2.45 million people.

According to reports, at least two people have been killed in the Chinese province of Guangdong. As the Mangkhut is moving inland it is expected to hit the regions of Guizhou, Chongqing and Yunnan.

The powerful storm has led to a stoppage at more than 29,000 construction sites and 640 tourist spots. All the speed trains have been suspended in Guangdong and Hainan provinces.

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The storm caused landslides in the Philippines with a reported death toll of 65 people. Hong Kong experienced major building damage and flooding over 200 people in Hong Kong sought medical attention due to storm-related injuries.

The decision to evacuate people from towns and cities in southern China came after the storm hit Hong Kong with 173 Kilometres per hour winds.

Damages in Hong Kong and China could cost upwards of $50 billion on top of the $16 billion of losses in the Philippines.

Concerned authorities in China had issued alert in the numerous locations amid fears of damage and warned residents to stay indoors and away from windows to avoid flying debris.