Typhoon Usagi kills at least 25 people in China

Typhoon Usagi has killed at least 25 people in Guangdong province of south China, the government has said, BBC reports. Winds of up to 180 km/h were recorded in some areas, toppling trees and blowing cars off roads. Its victims drowned or were hit by debris.

The storm has affected 3.5 million people on the Chinese mainland. Trains from Guangzhou to Beijing have been suspended and hundreds of flights from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong have been cancelled. However, Hong Kong has escaped the worst of the storm.

More than 80,000 people were moved to safety in Fujian province and the authorities have deployed at least 50,000 relief workers, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Power supplies in many parts of the province and in Guangdong have been cut off.

The typhoon caused 7,100 homes to collapse and led to direct economic losses of 3.24 bn yuan, Xinhua added.

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