HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc on the northern Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens of people dead and forcing millions to evacuate.

FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, a satellite image with land graphic borders shows the width and trajectory of Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway. (RAMMB and CIRA via AP, File)
Rescuers assist a mother and her child as they evacuate to safer grounds following landslides that hit Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines due to Typhoon Mangkhut Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The landslides buried dozens of miners and isolated the township. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)

The massive storm made landfall on Saturday on the northeastern tip of Luzon island in the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and gusts of 255 kph (158 mph).

FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Manila police give out rice porridge to residents living along the coastal community of Baseco as they evacuate during the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut which barreled into the northeastern Philippines before dawn in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, a convenience store glass wall is taped in preparation for approaching typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

It then moved on to Hong Kong and elsewhere in southern China. Chinese state media cited the Guangdong provincial meteorological station as saying that by Sunday evening, more than 2.4 million people had been relocated and nearly 50,000 fishing boats called back to port.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, people with umbrellas walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut at Nanshan District in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP)
A fallen tree caused by typhoon Mangkhut lies at a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (RAMMB and CIRA via AP, File)

A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut churns waves on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The gambling enclave of Macau closed casinos for the first time and the Hong Kong Observatory warned people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour landmark, where storm surges battered the sandbag-reinforced waterfront.

Source: The Associated Press

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