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Typhoon Utor kills 20 in Guangdong

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Heavy downpours continue to batter south China’s Guangdong province, causing severe flooding and mud flows in multiple areas.

According to the Guangdong Provincial Civil Affairs Bureau, Typhoon Utor has killed 20 people and left 7 missing. More than 4.1 million people have been affected and 500,000 residents have been relocated.

Water levels in several rivers and 61 reservoirs throughout the province have exceeded the warning level. Rescue work is still ongoing.

The rail section in Guangdong province of the Guangzhou-Beijing railway has been partially affected due to the landslides triggered by Typhoon Utor.

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