Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong, Macau & Guangdong
A super typhoon is wreaking havoc in China's most populous province of Guangdong,... with winds of more than 1-hundred-60 kilometers an hour.
Ro Aram reports.
Chinese media say two people were killed as Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in southern China on Sunday.
It has already left about 60 people dead in the Philippines when it passed through there the day before.
Mangkhut was the strongest typhoon to hit the island nation this year.
Nearly two and a half million people have been evacuated from seven cities in Guangdong.
In Hong Kong, authorities issued the maximum typhoon alert warning, advising residents to stay indoors to avoid flying debris.
The ferocious winds uprooted trees and smashed windows in office and residential buildings, some of which swayed in the gusts.
They also warned people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour landmark, where storm surges as high as three and a half meters battered the waterfront, throwing up live fish on to the streets.
Most shops and public services have been closed.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Hong Kong International Airport and all high-speed rail services were also halted.
The gambling enclave of Macau, meanwhile, closed its casinos for the first time.
Some nearly 50,000 fishing boats in Guangdong were also called back to port.
Mangkhut is expected to weaken into a tropical depression by Tuesday as it moves inland.