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    Super Typhoon Mangkhut Kills Dozens in Philippines, Hits China

    The year’s strongest storm cut a deadly swath through the Philippines Saturday with 165 mph winds, reportedly killing more than 50 people. It also caused 51 landslides as it tore across the main island of Luzon, with many of the 250,000 affected in remote areas where damage and casualties were difficult to assess. Heading northeast to the heavily populated Chinese coast, Mangkhut toppled trees, ripped off roofs and smashed windows in Hong Kong, where authorities put out their most severe storm warning, virtually shutting down the city of 7.3 million people.

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