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Almost 1 Million People Evacuated In China As Powerful Typhoon Makes Landfall

Gusts of 125 miles per hour have also prompted authorities to cancel hundreds of flights. Typhoon Chan-Hom has already been deemed the most powerful typhoon to reach China since Communist rule began in 1949.

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Almost one million in China have been evacuated after typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall in the country's southeastern coast on Saturday, China's state news agency, Xinhua, reported.

Felipe Araujo is the overnight homepage editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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