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Tropical storm Soudelor lands in south China
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The fifth tropical storm this year, Soudelor, made landfall in south China's Hainan and Guangdong provinces Sunday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains.

The storm hit Wenchang of Hainan Island at 5:30 a.m. and moved further inland at Nanshan Township of Guangdong in the mainland at 8:20 a.m., with a speed of up to 65 kilometers per hour at the eye, according to the Guangdong provincial meteorological administration.

The storm, which formed in the sea to the north of Luzon Island, Philippines, on Friday, packed winds of up to 97.2 km per hour and downpours to the western coast of Guangdong.

The storm is expected to move westward to approach to the northern coast of Vietnam Sunday evening.

(Xinhua News Agency July 12, 2009)

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