After 13 die in Philippines, typhoon aims at China

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAUAYAN, Philippines (AP) - A super typhoon is headed toward southern China after killing 13 people in the northern Philippines.

The storm flattened forests and crops with ferocious winds of 140 miles an hour yesterday. One family clung to a wooden post for three hours, weeping and praying, until the torrents eased.

Now over the South China Sea, the storm has winds of 108 miles an hour, but is expected to regain strength before it makes landfall on Thursday. Ahinese authorities have evacuated 140,000 people from a coastal province.

Forecasters now say the typhoon is likely to spare Vietnam, which is still reeling from severe flooding this month. More than 40 people have died and another 19 are presumed dead following flooding in the past week. Floods earlier this month left more than 80 people dead or missing.

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