Typhoon adds to southern China’s rain and flooding woes

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BEIJING — China is suffering a double blow of flooding and landslides from unusually heavy seasonal rains and a typhoon that came ashore on its southern coast.

Five people are missing in Yunnan province in the southwest after a landslide destroyed two houses, and 21 vehicles parked in a square in Sichuan province fell into a hole after the road beneath them collapsed in the middle of the night.

Flooding has left more than 200 people dead or missing in China this year and caused $25 billion in damage. Typhoon Higos drenched Hong Kong overnight before making landfall in Zhuhai city and weakening to a tropical storm.

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