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Typhoon death toll reaches 441 in China

From the Associated Press:

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers recovered the bodies of five more victims of Typhoon Saomai, the strongest storm to hit China in more than five decades, bringing the death toll to 441, state media reported Sunday.

One of the five bodies found Saturday was aboard a wrecked craft off the coast of Fujian province's Fuding city, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It did not say how the others died, but said they also were found in Fuding.

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A fishing boat sunk by the fury of Typhoon Saomai's winds is pulled out of the waters off Shacheng harbor in Fuding city, southeast China's Fujian Province Friday.

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