Typhoon Megi claims 10 lives

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 yesterday.

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.

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