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2 killed as Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Guangdong

By He Shusi in Shenzhen and Li Yao in Hong Kong | | Updated: 2018-09-16 11:42
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Signal No 10 Super Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc near Heng Fa Chuen, a private residential estate in Eastern District, Hong Kong Island. In August 2017, when Signal No 10 Super Typhoon Hato battered Hong Kong, the Heng Fa Chuen promenade was inundated, with sea water flowing into the estate and its underground car park. [Photo by Roy Liu / China Daily]

Typhoon Mangkhut, a severe storm named after the fruit mangosteen in Thai, was centered about 100 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong at average speeds of 118 kilometers per hour or more.

This is the first Signal No 10 typhoon to hit the region since Typhoon Hato seriously damaged the delta's west coast in August last year.

The Macao SAR issued a No 10 signal at 11 am. The SAR’s Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau issued a black storm surge warning at 2 pm and warned of possibly worse flooding in the city than last year’s Hato, which killed 10 people and caused billions in economic losses.

In Hong Kong, 745 residents were in temporary shelters set up by the government by early Sunday afternoon.

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