Typhoon Kai-tak kills 2 in southern China

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Posted: Aug 19, 2012 6:50 AM

BEIJING (AP) — An official news report says Typhoon Kai-tak has left two people dead and two others missing in southern China and forced the evacuation of 530,000 others.

The Xinhua News Agency said Sunday the deaths were in the southern region of Guangxi.

It said 4,200 homes were destroyed in neighboring Guangdong province, which abuts Hong Kong.

Kai-tak hit southeastern China on Friday with heavy rain and winds of about 136 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). It is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression and lose energy as it moves across southwestern China and northern Vietnam.