Beijing, August 24: Typhoon ‘Hato’ has left at least 12 dead and 153 injured, as the intense cyclonic storm wreaked havoc in Macau and southern Guangdong province of China on Wednesday.
According to Xinhua, Power transmission facilities suffered heavy loss, disrupting electricity supply to 1.91 million households. More than 11,860 fishing boats have been moored.
Hundreds of thousands of residents in low-lying areas, workers on coastal fish farms, and tourists have been transferred to safer places.
In one of the hardest-hit areas, 19 villages near the town of Guanghai, Taishan city, were flooded, according to local resident Xie Yongbin. Power was cut off. However, no casualties have been reported as the evacuation started early.