Deadly Typhoon ‘Hato’ killed 12 people, left 153 injured in China
Source :NewsBharati   Date :24-Aug-2017

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.

The typhoon roared with wind speeds of up to 160kph. It weakened into a tropical storm today as it moved farther west inland. Nearly, 27,000 people were evacuated to emergency shelters. About 664 hectares of farmland has been damaged.
Local meteorological bureau said typhoon Hato made landfall in the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province at noon yesterday. It brought winds of up to 160 kph to the mouth of the Pearl River and heavy rain to nearby regions.


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.