As many as 55 people have been killed, while 42 others went missing as the worst ever typhoon named as Fanapi hit southern China. Xinhua news agency said 79,000 people had been evacuated due to Fanapi, which hit China on Monday a day after raking Taiwan with heavy rains, killing two people and leaving more than 100 injured on the island. All of China's deaths occurred in the southern province of Guangdong, which has been battered by its worst rains in a century, it said. Authorities in Guangdong had to use helicopters to air-drop relief supplies to victims in some areas, it added, quoting provincial flood control authorities. Of those missing, 25 people disappeared in a rain-triggered mudslide. Typhoon-related disasters have destroyed more than 3,600 homes and caused economic losses in excess of two billion yuan.