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Deadly typhoon hits China

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  • More than 200,000 fishermen came to shore in advance of the storm, Xinhua reports
  • The storm killed eight people in the Philippines
  • Nearly 113,000 people affected in the Philippines
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BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A typhoon that killed eight people in the Philippines smashed into southern China on Wednesday.

Typhoon Hagupit came ashore in southern China's Guangdong province with a top wind speed of 106 miles (172 km) an hour, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

More than 200,000 fishermen came to shore in advance of the storm, and roughly 28,000 people on land were evacuated, the agency said.

In the Philippines, the storm killed at least eight people and damaged 839 houses, authorities said Wednesday. At least 15 people were missing, according to a statement from the National Disaster Coordinating Council.

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The dead include three people who were killed in a landslide, one who was electrocuted and four who drowned, the council said.

Overall, it said, the storm affected nearly 113,000 people in the Philippines, authorities said.

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