Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut Attacks China, Dozens of People Died


After killing dozens of people in the Philippines, the Typhoon Mangkhut, on Sunday, hit the most populous Chinese province – Guangdong. Rushing at a speed of more than 200 kilometers per hour, this havoc is considered as equivalent to the Atlantic’s Category 5 intense hurricane.

China Meteorological Administration conferred it as “King of Storms” and predicted that the rainfall would reach to 100-160 millimeters (4-6 inches). At some places, the water levels have reached to 12 feet with waves flooding into the roads, several residential areas, and a mall in the eastern district.

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, the tenth highest typhoon bringing ferocious winds along with it crashed the windows in office as well as residential buildings, as reported by the residents. Also, thousands of travelers were deprived of taking their flight from Hong Kong International Airport and Cathay Pacific Airlines canceled many of its flights last weeks.

Fatalities were reported in China’s Southeast Asian Country Philippines, on Sunday, signifying the death toll to surpass the count of 50, most of them killed due to landslides near the mountainous area of the Cordillera region. Recent number of casualties, as stated by the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s advisor Francis Tolentino, was 33 dead and 56 missing.

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He said, “The 19 who died were part of a bigger group of 43 people, likely miners, and those who were still alive were feared to be trapped in an old mining bunkhouse that had collapsed under rubble.”