Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China

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Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China
FUZHOU, CHINA - JULY 24: (CHINA OUT) Vehicles are submerged in a flooded street on July 24, 2014 in Fuzhou, China. The 10th typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian province on Wednesday and led gales and heavy rainfalls in east China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YANTAI, CHINA - JULY 25: (CHINA OUT) A man struggles with an umbrella in the wind and rain on July 25, 2014 in Yantai, China. The 10th typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian province on Wednesday and led gales and heavy rainfalls in east China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
QINGDAO, CHINA - JULY 25: (CHINA OUT) Buildings are submerged by flood water on July 25, 2014 in Qingdao, China. The 10th typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian province on Wednesday and led gales and heavy rainfalls in east China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
YANTAI, CHINA - JULY 25: (CHINA OUT) A woman struggles with an umbrella in the wind and rain on July 25, 2014 in Yantai, China. The 10th typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian province on Wednesday and led gales and heavy rainfalls in east China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
FUZHOU, CHINA - JULY 23: (CHINA OUT) A vehicle is driven along a flooded street on July 23, 2014 in Fuzhou, China. The 10th typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian province on Wednesday and led gales and heavy rainfalls in east China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: Sands bags are placed in front of a tape-reinforced glass door of a car dealer as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: A minor landslides is caused by Typhoon Manot in Neihu district as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: Banana trees are blown down in Neihu district as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
Floodwaters swirl into the sewer system in Jinjiang, south China's Fujian province of July 23, 2014 as typhoon Matmo makes landfall in China. Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks with his bike in pouring rain in Jinjiang, south China's Fujian province of July 23, 2014 as typhoon Matmo makes landfall in China. Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
A motorcyclist rides through a flooded area in Jinjiang, south China's Fujian province of July 23, 2014 as typhoon Matmo makes landfall in China. Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES - 2014/07/22: Uprooted trees, electrical posts and power lines still cause blackouts in heavily devastated Calauan, Laguna. The town had not recovered yet from Typhoon Rammasun and it braces another storm, Typhoon Henry (international name: Matmo) which will intensify the southwest monsoon or Habagat that will bring moderate to heavy rains in Luzon and Western Visayas. (Photo by Sherbien Dacalanio/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A car is damaged by a tree after it collapsed amid strong winds in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian province of July 23, 2014 as typhoon Matmo makes landfall in China. Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at a tree after it collapsed amid strong winds in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian province of July 23, 2014 as typhoon Matmo makes landfall in China. Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: Sands bags are placed in front of a tape-reinforced glass door of a car dealer as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: Pedestrians pass a traffic light in front of a broken tree as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: A motorcyclist rides on the overpass in Dazhi district as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JULY 23: Pedestrians pass a traffic light in front of a broken tree in Hsinyi district as Typhoon Matmo passes the city on July 23, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo landed in east Taiwan early today bringing with it heavy downpours and winds. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
HEFEI, CHINA - JULY 24: (CHINA OUT) A woman struggles with a piece of plastic in the wind and rain on July 24, 2014 in Hefei, China. The 10th typhoon Matmo landed in Fujian province on Wednesday and led gales and heavy rainfalls in east China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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BEIJING (AP) - A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday.

Typhoon Matmo dumped heavy rain on Taiwan before making landfall in China on Wednesday and being downgraded to a tropical storm. It brought strong winds and heavy downpours to several provinces.

Nine deaths were reported in eastern Jiangxi province and four in southern Guangdong province, while nearly 290,000 residents have been relocated and some 37,000 are in urgent need of basic living supplies, the ministry said. The storm also destroyed homes and crops and caused direct economic losses of 3.37 billion yuan ($547 million), it said.

The bad weather associated with Typhoon Matmo in Taiwan is considered a likely factor in a plane crash on a small Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on Wednesday.

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