Typhoon-triggered landslides kill 5 in Guangdong

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Five people have been killed in landslides triggered by Typhoon Ewiniar, the fourth typhoon to hit south China's Guangdong Province this year, the local government said on Friday.
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Local residents shield themselves with umbrellas as they walk on a flooded road in a heavy rainstorm caused by Typhoon Ewiniar, the fourth typhoon of the year in Guangzhou city, south China's Guangdong Province, on June 8, 2018.

Five people have been killed in landslides triggered by Typhoon Ewiniar, the fourth typhoon to hit south China's Guangdong Province this year, the local government said on Friday.

According to authorities in the city of Yunfu, torrential rain hit Xinxing County, causing houses to collapse and landslides that killed five residents.

As of noon Friday, over 1,000 people from 12 towns and villages in Xinxing had been relocated to safety.

Ewiniar, which formed in the northwestern Pacific, made landfall in multiple parts of Hainan and Guangdong provinces on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to many areas in southern China.


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