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Typhoon Mujigae kills at least seven in China: Xinhua.

Beijing, China | AFP -- Tornadoes spawned by a typhoon that battered southern China have left at least seven people dead and more than 200 injured, state media reported Monday.

Typhoon Mujigae, which landed in Guangdong province on Sunday, has also led to the injuries of 223 people, the official Xinhua news agency said.

"The deaths and injuries were a result of tornadoes induced by the typhoon," the report said.

Deaths and injuries were reported in Guangdong as well as neighbouring Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the report said.

Widespread power outages were also blamed on the storm, while tens of thousands have been evacuated and rice crops damaged, Xinhua said. Telecommunications blackouts have slowed the reporting of damage assessments.

The Guangxi civil affairs department reported that the typhoon had affected more than 1.44 million people by early afternoon Monday.

One of the dead was killed by a falling tree in Nanning, the regional capital, Xinhua said.

The typhoon comes as millions of Chinese take holidays to celebrate the October 1 National Day. Many tourists head to the country's sub-tropical southern coast.

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In this Oct. 3, 2015 photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, ships berth at Xingang harbor in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas of southern China, with a strong typhoon that was moving toward the mainland on Sunday, Oct. 4, already bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region. Typhoon Mujigae was heading gradually toward the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong province, just north of the resort island of Hainan, according to the National Meteorological Center. (Zhao Yingquan/Xinhua News Agency via AP)

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