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Super typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Guangdong

By Zheng Caixiong in Guangzhou | | Updated: 2018-09-16 10:47
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A stoplight is blowed down in Shanwei, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo provided to]

Super typhoon Mangkhut which is expected to hit Guangdong's coastal area on Sunday afternoon, wreaked havoc in the southern province on Sunday.

According to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, one of the major aviation hubs in China, has cancelled all flights from 12:00 o'clock Sunday to 8:00 am Monday, affecting thousands of passengers.

Meanwhile, Guangdong provincial department of education has suspended all classes in schools and kindergartens on Monday.

A policeman stands beside downed trees in Shanwei, South China's Guangdong province.[Photo provided to]

The raging storms and heavy rainfall have left many streets in Guangdong's coastal cities flooded, with trees and billboards blown away.

Guangdong provincial government has urged relevant departments and cities in the coastal areas to take every measure to reduce casualties and minimize economic losses.

The traffic barrier is blowed down in Shanwei, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo provided to]


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