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Typhoon Matmo hits Eastern Asia 


Typhoon Matmo has made landfall in southern China, where winds gusted to 108 km p/h as it swept over the Fujian province.

Before it moved west into China Matmo passed over Taiwan, where it brought torrential rains and strong winds. It is also believed that stormy weather on the trailing edge of  the Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of the plane crash in the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China.