Typhoon Usagi kills 25 in southern China: State media

A motorcyclist ride pass a damaged billboard blown over by strong winds in Typhoon Usagi in Taiwan's Hangtsun, Pingtung county, on Sept 22, 2013. Typhoon Usagi has left 25 people dead in southern China's Guangdong province, state media reported
A motorcyclist ride pass a damaged billboard blown over by strong winds in Typhoon Usagi in Taiwan's Hangtsun, Pingtung county, on Sept 22, 2013. Typhoon Usagi has left 25 people dead in southern China's Guangdong province, state media reported on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP 

BEIJING (AFP) - Typhoon Usagi has left 25 people dead in southern China's Guangdong province, state media reported on Monday.

National television broadcaster CCTV reported the toll in an hourly bulletin that ran at 0100 GMT (9am Singapore time).

CCTV did not say how the victims died but reported that multiple roads had been damaged and trees knocked down.

Earlier the broadcaster's website had cited a toll of at least 20 deaths.

Guangdong is in China's densely populated Pearl River Delta which includes Hong Kong, also hit by the storm meteorologists have said is the most powerful on Earth this year.

Usagi packed winds of 165 kilometres per hour as it hit land on Sunday, according to Chinese officials.