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Typhoon Hits China's Coastline

Extreme weather killed 712 people and left 163 missing across China in July alone [AFP]

A typhoon slammed into China's eastern coastline early Sunday, spawning a tornado that toppled more than 150 homes and killed at least nine people, state media reported.

Typhoon Sepat made landfall in southern Fujian province, but the storm is believed to have caused the formation of a tornado in Zhejiang province to the north. More than 60 people were injured in Cangnan county, including eight seriously, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Sepat had been approaching the Chinese coastline with sustained winds of 90 mph, Xinhua said, citing the provincial weather bureau. It said the bureau had issued its highest-level storm alert.
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