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China hit by new typhoon

2010-07-23 09:28:43 GMT2010-07-23 17:28:43 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Thousands of boats are taking shelter in ports across southern China, as the region is slammed by a second typhoon in a week.

Typhoon Chanthu, upgraded from a tropical storm after gathering strength over the South China Sea, hit Guangdong province on Thursday.

At least two people have been killed, and thousands of others affected.

The government has warned people to stay inside and shut doors and windows.

But some were caught in the wild weather.

Local media showed images of winds so strong that a motorbike was blown down the road.

In other areas, trees were brought down, while this television tower was damaged.

The latest storm comes on the heels of Typhoon Conson, which passed over the same region last week, killing two people before heading towards Vietnam.

Kirsty Basset, Reuters.

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