Typhoon Mujigae has hit the Southern Chinese coast, forcing 200,000 people to evacuate their homes. The powerful typhoon blew over from the Philippines, where it brought significant damage to the country and left dozens of fishermen in the Philippines missing.

In China, no injuries or significant damage were reported to officials. Mujigae is the 22nd typhoon hitting the region in 2015. Weather centres have noted winds of 112mph, and the typhoon was moving northwest at approximately 12mph.

The region affected was considerably busier than normal as the Chinese are celebrating a national holiday. The resort island provinces of Hainan and Guangdong were hit by the storm-turned-typhoon, which are both popular holiday spots.

Many flights towards and out of the area have been cancelled and the high-speed rail service connecting the tourist hotspots have been suspended over the weekend. Chinese fishermen, too, went on to look shelter from the typhoon, which was especially rough at open sea.