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Typhoon Prapiroon Kills 70


Chinese media report tropical storm Prapiroon has killed more than 70 people in China's southern region and left many without homes.

Local news reports say the province of Guangdong and Guangxi have been the worst hit in the region.

The storm's torrential rains have affected nearly four million people since blowing ashore Thursday.

China has endured six typhoons this year, and is still recovering from Tropical Storm Bilis, which killed at least 600 people last month. Typhoon Kaemi killed at least 30 more last week.

Xinhua says the latest typhoon has caused $300 million in economic losses.

Before it hit China, Prapiroon left at least eight people dead or missing in the Philippines.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.