China evacuates millions after Typhoon Mangkhut leaves Hong Kong in tatters

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More than three million people have reportedly been moved to safety in southern China as Typhoon Mangkhut moved northward and continued to wreak havoc across the region.

Mangkhut made landfall in Guangdong, China’s most populous province, late afternoon Sunday, killing four people before heading west into neighboring Guangxi province around midnight, CNN reports.

The decision to evacuate towns and cities in southern China came as Hong Kong was left reeling by ferocious winds of up to 173 kilometers per hour (107 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 223 kph (138 mph).

The storm tore off roofs and scaffolding from skyscrapers, shattered windows, shook high-rise buildings and caused serious flooding in low-lying areas as waves of more than three meters (9.8 feet) lashed the coast.

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