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South China island braces for second storm of year

The south Chinese island of Hainan called ships back to harbour and suspended train ferries to the mainland on Wednesday as it braced for the arrival of the second tropical storm to hit this year.
The storm is expected to make landfall on the east coast of the resort island bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

The first tropical storm to hit the region this year last month intensified into a typhoon and killed more than 100 people in the Philippines, Vietnam and China.

Much of south China has already been plagued by torrential rain in recent weeks. Floods and landslides have killed 170 people and  forced the evacuation of 1.6 million.

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