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Typhoon Nida moves across southern China after lashing Hong Kong

Published 02/08/2016

People walk past tree branches broken by strong winds caused by Typhoon Nida in Hong Kong (AP)
People walk past tree branches broken by strong winds caused by Typhoon Nida in Hong Kong (AP)

Typhoon Nida is moving across southern China, bringing high winds and heavy rain but no immediate reports of deaths or destruction.

The storm made landfall at 3:35am local time on Tuesday near Hong Kong and was expected to churn across the manufacturing centre of Guangdong province, gradually weakening as it moved into the neighbouring Guangxi region.

Flights, ferries and ground transport were heavily disrupted in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning and all classes cancelled.

By noon, the Hong Kong observatory had cancelled its rainstorm warning, but urged people to continue to be vigilant for river flooding. It said it recorded maximum gusts exceeding 80mph.

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