Philippine typhoon toll increases to 25

Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Most powerful storm on Earth in 2018 kills at least 14 in Philippines

Typhoon kills two in Philippines, one off Taiwan

"In terms of strength, Typhoon Mangkhut is the strongest tropical cyclone of the year", the World Meteorological Organization said, reported BBC.

A woman rides her motorbicycle through flooded streets a day after super Typhoon Mangkhut in Yangjiang, in Guangdong province on Sep 17, 2018.

Palangdan said rescuers have dug out 11 bodies from a muddy mound covering the former bunkhouse.

The storm shattered glass windows on commercial skyscrapers in Hong Kong, sending sheets of paper pouring out of the buildings, fluttering and spiraling as they headed for the debris-strewn ground, according to videos on social media.

Both Vietnamese and global weather stations have predicted that the storm turned depression will directly affect the northern and northern central regions.

How has China been affected?

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Nuclear power plants run by China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) in Guangdong and Guangxi have withstood the test of the typhoon, the corporation said late Sunday.

Authorities described the damage as "severe and extensive", with more than 300 people injured.

In Hong Kong residents have taped up windows and stocked up on water and supplies after authorities warned the storm could be one of the worst to ever hit the city.

Most shops and public services are shut, and more than 800 flights have been cancelled at Hong Kong International Airport - affecting more than 100,000 passengers.

"It swayed for quite a long time, at least two hours". "It made me feel so dizzy".

Macau, China's gaming center, was forced shut down all its casinos for the first time its history Sunday as Mangkhut approached.

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The storm - which was known locally as Ompong - tore a destructive path through the north of Luzon Island and finally left Philippine territory at 9pm yesterday (Saturday, August 15).

China's southern regions faced more heavy rainfall on Monday as the storm swept west, the country's weather bureau said. Eight more people are missing there.

The death toll in the Philippines has risen to 64, with landslides accounting for the majority of fatalities.

At least 40 people, mostly gold miners, are missing after part of a mountain slope collapsed on houses in Itogon town in Benguet province. The landslide reportedly struck around noon on Saturday, burying the building and all those inside.

The BBC's Howard Johnson in the Philippines described a trail of destruction along the northern coast of Luzon with forests ripped to shreds and electricity poles felled. Reuters reports that the government said the storm destroyed rice and corn crops worth an estimated $177 million.

He says about 87,000 people have been evacuated from high-risk areas and advised not to return home until the danger has passed.

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