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2nd Tropical Storm Hits Southern China

Chinese rescuers try to help residents cross a flooded street in Qinzhou, southwest China's Guangxi province on October 3, 2011.
Chinese rescuers try to help residents cross a flooded street in Qinzhou, southwest China's Guangxi province on October 3, 2011.
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Heavy wind and torrential rains have lashed the southern coast of China for a second time in the past week, as tropical storm Nalgae made landfall after wreaking havoc on the Philippines.

Nalgae struck the southern Chinese province of Hainan at midday Tuesday with 90 kilometer an hour winds, shortly after weakening from a typhoon.  The official Xinhua news agency said coastal Guangxi province would face heavy rains for the next two days.

Southern China was lashed last week by Typhoon Nesat.  At least four people were killed in that storm, which forced the widespread evacuation of residents and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

Both storms earlier devastated the northern Philippines, killing nearly 60 people in three northern provinces.  

Philippine authorities said Monday that about 360,000 residents were still housed in evacuation centers or stranded in flooded areas.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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