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Typhoon toll in southern China rises to 46 dead with 25 people missing; 2nd storm nears Taiwan

  • A girl struggles with winds from approaching Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers (85 miles) per hour. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    A girl struggles with winds from approaching Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers (85 miles) per hour. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)  (The Associated Press)

  • A fisherman walks past anchored boats in a reflection of clouds from approaching Typhoon Matmo on the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    A fisherman walks past anchored boats in a reflection of clouds from approaching Typhoon Matmo on the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hotel staff barricade lobby windows in preparation for Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Hotel staff barricade lobby windows in preparation for Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana)  (The Associated Press)

The Chinese government says the death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into the country's south has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing.

The Civil Affairs Ministry said Tuesday that Typhoon Rammasun triggered floods, hail showers and mudslides since Friday.

The storm destroyed tens of thousands of homes, damaged roads and ports and cut electricity and water supplies in southern Chinese cities.

The typhoon earlier last week caused power outages and 94 deaths in the Philippines. It also was blamed for at least 11 deaths in Vietnam over the weekend.

A second storm, Typhoon Matmo, was approaching Taiwan and forecast to make landfall Wednesday morning.