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September 29, 2016
Typhoon Megi kills one in China after Taiwan destruction
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2016
Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland Wednesday morning, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan. More than 500 people were hurt when the storm raked across the island, including eight Japanese tourists whose bus was blown over. One remains in a critical condition. Megi hit China with winds of around 120 kilometres (75 miles) an hour, dumping heavy rain, dropping more than 300 mm of precipitation in several areas, according to the officia ... read more

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