A pedestrian crosses a road next to a coastal barrier as Typhoon Haima approaches Hong Kong on October 21, 2016, during a typhoon signal eight warning. / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing seven people.China suspended rail services in several provinces on the mainland's south, where the typhoon is expected to make landfall in the afternoon. Hong Kong hunkered down as Haima lashed the financial hub with rain and wind gusts of up to 96 kilometers (60 miles) an hour. By late morning, the storm was about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of the city.The region is still recovering from a typhoon last weekend that killed two people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers.
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