A submerged street in Yangchun, south China's Guangdong Province, on September 18 after super typhoon Mangkhut ravaged the city (XINHUA)
On September 16, super typhoon Mangkhut landed in Taishan, south China's Guangdong Province. The maximum wind velocity near the epicenter of the storm was 14 on the Beaufort wind force scale. Nearly 3 million people in Guangdong and neighboring Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Hainan, Hunan and Guizhou provinces were affected, with five deaths. More than 1,200 houses collapsed and direct economic losses worth 5.2 billion yuan ($754 million) were incurred.
Copyedited by Rebeca Toledo
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