Typhoon Hato kills 12 in Macau

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 24 Aug 2017, 11:40:20
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Typhoon Hato leaves kills dead in Hong Kong 

Typhoon Hato kills 12 in Macau
At least twelve people were killed and many are still missing after Typhoon Hato hit the southern Chinese region around Hong Kong.

Macau's government broadcaster TDM said Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, was the strongest since 1968, reports Reuters.

"The city looks like it was just in a war," one civil servant, who declined to be named as they were not authorised to speak to the media, said on Thursday.

Hato on Wednesday battered the financial hub of Hong Kong, uprooting trees, flooding streets, forcing hundreds of airline flights to be cancelled and halting financial trading. 

Hato's path of destruction continued on to the former Portuguese colony of Macau, across the Pearl River estuary, and China's Guangdong Province.

Winds of more than 200 kmh (124 mph) smashed into apartments across Macau, breaking large doors and sending sheets of glass flying through the air.

Macau's water system pumps were severely damaged and power was cut to over half of Macau, home to around 600,000 people.
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