|Pedestrians travel in the rain with umbrellas in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 23, 2013. Typhoon Usagi made a landfall in Guangdong Sunday evening, bringing rainfall to the province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)
BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were confirmed dead as of Monday morning after typhoon Usagi made landfall in south China's Guangdong Province, according to the provincial civil affairs authorities.
The National Disaster Reduction Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs dispatched expert teams to typhoon-hit regions to carry out disaster relief work.
Usagi made landfall on Sunday night.
According to the local civil affairs bureau, more than 3.56 million people in Guangdong have been affected by Usagi, and 226,000 people have been relocated.
The typhoon has also caused 7,100 homes to collapse and resulted in direct economic losses of 3.24 billion yuan (529.5 million U.S. dollars).
The local disaster relief office has also dispatched work teams to affected areas.
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