More than 60 dead as Mangkhut continues into southern China

NASA satellite image shows the surging Super Typhoon Mangkhut churn west towards the Philippines

The storm caused severe transportation disruptions, with almost 900 flights cancelled in Hong Kong on Sunday, stranding tens of thousands of passengers.

Hong Kong's home affairs department said it had opened 48 temporary shelters and was now housing more than 1,200 people displaced by the storm. About 291,000 were forced to flee their homes as the storm tore across the island of Luzon, an agricultural area in the archipelago's far north, with winds gusting up to 158 miles per hour, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

Residents wade through a flooded street in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Calumpit, Bulacan, the Philippines on September 17, 2018.

Boats were thrown onto the shore by powerful waves and the vast rainfall has brought fears of landslides, although none have yet been reported in Hong Kong.

Chinese media say two more people were killed as Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in southern China on Sunday. It was tracked on Friday about 400 kilometers (250 miles) away in the Pacific with sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 255 kph (158 mph), Philippine forecasters said. Landslides caused by the pounding storm hit two villages in Itogon town in the mountain province of Benguet.

At a construction site, a crane fell off a building at a construction site and no one was hurt, the Mingpao newspaper reported on its website.

The building - a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel - was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed.




The workers used pikes and shovels to dig into the mud Monday morning, with the use of heavy equipment limited on the soaked ground.

The rescue work halted for the night before resuming Monday morning.

People with umbrellas walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut at Nanshan District in Shenzhen on Sep 16, 2018.

Videos and photographs show windows of some of the city's commercial skyscrapers smashed in the high winds.

Mangkhut made landfall in Guangdong around 5pm local time (09:00 GMT) on Sunday, packing wind speeds of 162 km/h, while 10-metre-high waves battered the coastline. Mangkhut hit the Philippines on Saturday and Hong Kong on Sunday before weakening to a tropical storm Monday in inland China, where four have died.

This time, Macau has been cautious, with officials saying it shut casino gambling operations late on Saturday and China's People's Liberation Army put on standby for any disaster relief assistance.

Hong Kong's famed Victoria Harbor was also hit with a storm surge of more than 3.9 meters (12.8 feet) above chart datum on Sunday.

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