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Typhoon Soulik kills 3 in South China

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-07-15 07:02

GUANGZHOU - Typhoon Soulik, the seventh typhoon to hit the Chinese mainland this year, killed three people and forced another 20,000 to relocate in south China's Guangdong Province.

Typhoon Soulik kills 3 in South China

A man is rescued from a house that collapsed on Sunday after Typhoon Soulik dumped 240 mm of rain in the Tongan district of Xiamen, Fujian province. Zeng Demeng / for China Daily

The typhoon brought heavy rains to Guangdong from Saturday night to Sunday. Two local meteorological stations reported precipitation of over 250 mm in 20 hours to 4 p.m. Sunday, said Xue Dengzhi, chief forecaster with the Guangdong Meteorological Center.

The torrential rains affected 382,000 people and toppled 1,076 houses in 80 townships in three cities of the province.

The rains also pushed water in some local rivers above warning levels.

Typhoon Soulik made landfall in the neighboring province of Fujian Saturday afternoon, bringing heavy rains and strong gales.

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