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Jul 22, 2014 8:34 AM by Associated Press

China's typhoon toll rises to 46 dead, 25 missing

BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government says the death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into the country's south has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing.

The Civil Affairs Ministry said Tuesday that Typhoon Rammasun triggered floods, hail showers and mudslides since Friday.

The storm destroyed tens of thousands of homes, damaged roads and ports and cut electricity and water supplies in southern Chinese cities.

The typhoon earlier last week caused power outages and 94 deaths in the Philippines. It also was blamed for at least 11 deaths in Vietnam over the weekend.

A second storm, Typhoon Matmo, was approaching Taiwan and forecast to make landfall Wednesday morning.

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