Typhoon Mujigae rips through Southern China

Typhoon Mujigae rips through Southern China
By Euronews with CCTV, AFP
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At least four have been killed after the tropical storm made landfall, and sixteen others were reported missing.

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A powerful typhoon has battered southern China, leaving four dead and sixteen others missing.

Typhoon Mujigae made landfall near the coastal city of Zhanjiang on Sunday afternoon and has mainly affected the Guangdong and Guanxi provinces.

Winds of up to 180 km/h left a trail of destruction, and authorities issued the highest ‘red alert’ emergency response.

JTWC did increase Typhoon #Mujigae to Cat 4 (115-knots) at 06z at landfall in China. Explosive intensification rate. pic.twitter.com/VIBqaFwxBy

— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) October 4, 2015

Some 117 fishermen were rescued according to local maritime authorities, after being caught at sea in the storm.

The typhoon came as millions of Chinese took holidays to celebrate the October 1st national day.

Mugijae marks the 22nd typhoon to hit China in the last year.

15 people missing after Typhoon #Mujigae makes landfall in Zhanjiang, Guangdong on Sun. http://t.co/csjHjNzfrxpic.twitter.com/9xpQKk0UlB

— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) October 4, 2015

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