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Powerful typhoon kills 20 in southern China, swipes Hong Kong

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 23, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago

HONG KONG: A powerful typhoon hit Hong Kong and the southern China coast on Monday, killing at least 20 people on the mainland, crippling power lines and causing flooding and gale force winds.Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, began pounding the Asian financial centre late on Sunday. More than 370 flights were cancelled.The No. 8 signal warning remained in force early on Monday, with financial markets closed for at least part of the morning. The weather observatory said the storm had weakened from “super” typhoon status and that it would consider lowering the warning signal before 10 a.m.

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