A shop owner (C) is rescued by members of the fire brigade from a flooded area during Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Macau on September 16, 2018. / AFP / ISAAC LAWRENCE
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Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.Ahead of the massive typhoon, nearly half a million people had been evacuated from seven cities in China's Guangdong province, the gambling enclave of Macau closed casinos for the first time and the Hong Kong Observatory warned people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour landmark, where storm surges battered the sandbag-reinforced waterfront.On Sunday morning, the typhoon packed sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 190 kph.In the northern Philippines, at least 40 people, mostly gold miners, are feared to have been trapped in a landslide in a mountain town that was pummeled by the typhoon before it blew out of the country late Saturday.Mangkhut made landfall Saturday on the northeastern tip of Luzon island in the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers and gusts of 255 kph.In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, flattened villages and displaced more than 5 million in the central Philippines.
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