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Typhoon kills 8 on Hainan island

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Eight people were killed and two injured when a typhoon swept through the southern Chinese island of Hainan, according to official media.

A typhoon hit the town of Nada in Danzhou early on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Workers’ homes collapsed in two construction sites as a result of the hurricane, killing eight people and seriously wounding a ninth, the state broadcaster said.

And published “Xinhua” pictures showing electricity poles and trees swayed by the cyclone, as well as damaged houses.

Last month, a typhoon hit southeast China’s Liaoning province, killing six people and injuring 190 others.

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