Typhoon Utor slams China

Associated Press
The soil is exposed at the site of a landslide in Baguio city as powerful typhoon Utor batters the northern Philippines Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rain across mountains, cities and food-growing plains. The storm killed at least one man in a landslide and left 45 fishermen missing. Typhoon Utor, described as the strongest globally so far this year, slammed ashore in mountainous eastern Aurora province with sustained winds of 175 kilometers (109 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 210 kph (130 mph). (AP Photo)

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Tens of thousands of people were evacuated as powerful Typhoon Utor thundered into southern China on Wednesday after shutting down the bustling Asian financial center of Hong Kong and sinking a cargo ship. (AP)

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