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Typhoon Mangkhut weakens after wrecking havoc across China and Philippines

Updated : 2018-09-17 12:03:39

Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. The storm was still affecting southern China's coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday.

Rescuers dig on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers dig on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, waves crash onto the coastline in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province on Sunday. Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.(Liang Xu/Xinhua via AP)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, waves crash onto the coastline in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province on Sunday. Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.(Liang Xu/Xinhua via AP)
A man removes debris blocking a drain on a road at Nanshan District in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday.(Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP)
A man removes debris blocking a drain on a road at Nanshan District in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday.(Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP)
Rescuers use a search dog to look for victims believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers use a search dog to look for victims believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An office building's windows damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. (Wang Shen/Xinhua via AP)
An office building's windows damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. (Wang Shen/Xinhua via AP)
Rescuers in Philippines move stones at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers in Philippines move stones at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A truck works near the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A truck works near the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A worker walks by a road sign damaged by typhoon Mangkhut on a street in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. (Liang Xu/Xinhua via AP)
A worker walks by a road sign damaged by typhoon Mangkhut on a street in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. (Liang Xu/Xinhua via AP)
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