Ten dead as typhoon roars towards China

Ten dead as typhoon roars towards China

Typhoon Megi has caused the deaths of at least 10 people as it roared across the country’s north and now heads for southern China, authorities in the Philippines said today.

President Benigno Aquino said that although the typhoon caused significant damage, loss of life was minimal because of protective preparations.

In China, authorities have evacuated 140,000 people from exposed coastal areas of Guangdong ahead of the typhoon, which Chinese officials said could hit the southern coast as early as midnight tonight.

Heavy rain has already lashed the island province of Hainan.

The Hong Kong Observatory said Megi was expected to strike land Thursday.

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