Sep 16, 2018

In photos: Typhoon Mangkhut pummels Philippines and southern China

A father carries his son on his shoulders as they cross a flooded street in San Simon, Philippines. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

Typhoon Mangkhut forced more than 2.4 million people in China’s Guangdong province to relocate Sunday, where it made landfall after killing at least 64 people in the northern Philippines, AP reports.

Go deeper: Super typhoon Mangkhut turns deadly as it slams into Philippines

A flooded street in Macau. Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images
An aerial photo shows devastated homes and rice and corn fields inundated by floods in Alcala, Philippines. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images
Children use basins to cross a flooded street in Calumpit, Philippines. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

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