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Typhoon Rammasun Destroys Homes in Southern China

ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(BEIJING) -- A strong storm that wreaked havoc in the Philippines last week has now hit China.

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the government and state media said Sunday.

In the Philippines, the death toll from the storm's earlier destruction rose to 94.

Typhoon Rammasun destroyed 37,000 homes and ravaged 1.2 million acres, according China's official news agency. The typhoon is the strongest to hit southern China in 41 years.

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