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Flight chaos as typhoon lashes southern China, killing three

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Severe Typhoon Usagi killed at least three people as it smashed into southern China Sunday, shutting down one of the world's busiest sea ports in nearby Hong Kong and throwing flight schedules into disarray. 

Dark clouds gather over Hong Kong as Typhoon Usagi approaches the territory on September 22, 2013.

Usagi, described by meteorologists as the most powerful storm on Earth this year, packed winds of 165 kilometres (103 miles) per hour as it hit land in China's densely populated Pearl River Delta, according to Chinese officials.

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