Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
What We Can Tell You about the New Netanyahu Graft Case Roiling ’Israel’ Syrian State Media: Pro-Syria Popular Forces to Enter Afrin within Hours Lavrov: US Must Leave the Area It Controls In S Syria Kerry: Saudi Arabia, «Israel» Asked US to Bomb Iran Iran Plane Crash: Hunt for Missing Aircraft Resumes Bahrain Crackdown: Trial of Jailed Opposition Leader Adjourned Until Next Month Anti-Immigration Sentiments Spread Across Italy Ahead of Elections New Blood Test Can Detect Autism in Children Imam Khamenei Urges Buildup of Iran’s Defense Power Nigeria: 475 Boko Haram Suspects Freed for Lack of Evidence Sayyed #Nasrallah: After the finalization of the lists, we will announce the names of the friends who will be backed by #Hezbollah Medium Intensity Earthquake Shakes SW #Mexico, Scaring Residents #Zarif: No one in the #Gulf can dominate this region and we should work together #Zarif: Violence in #Yemen began from the illusion that #victory can come through a #military solution #Zarif: The political settlement in #Syria is the only solution and there is an opportunity to achieve this #Zarif: We are satisfied with the work of #Iraq and #Syria governments #Zarif: To resolve the issue of #terrorism and #extremism, we must start a joint collective action. #Zarif: We can now talk about the regional defeat of #Daesh, that have lost its territory in #Syria and #Iraq but its threat still exists #Lavrov: #Russia is concerned about attempts to divide #Syria and these risks stem from US actions #Nigeria: 18 Killed in #Suicide Attack in #Maiduguri
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » China

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Typhoon Hato: Twelve Killed as Storm Sweeps S China
Local Editor

A powerful storm had swept across southern China, leaving 12 dead and hundreds of people injured.

Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato made landfall at noon on Wednesday near Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, bringing with it strong winds and lashing rain.

Hong Kong raised its typhoon warning signal to 10, the highest level. The territory and nearby Macau were brought to a standstill.

The storm caused widespread flooding, blackouts and destruction.

Chinese state media said nearly 27,000 people on the mainland were evacuated.

Authorities have issued alerts for landslides, flooding and other geological disasters, reported Xinhua.

Hong Kong's meteorological authority said Hato had maximum winds of up to 175kph [109mph].

Eight people were killed in Macau, while four were reported dead in mainland China. Another person remains unaccounted for, according to local media.

Businesses, schools, train stations and airports were forced to shut on Wednesday, with only one airplane managing to land at Hong Kong's normally busy airport, the South China Morning Post reported.

The storm is estimated to have cost the global financial center up to HK$8bn [£800m; $1bn].

Hato, which means "pigeon" in Japanese, is still making its way westwards inland but is losing power, according to Hong Kong authorities.

china | typhoon hato | hong kong

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

24-08-2017 | 09:40


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top