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Three killed as Typhoon Hato hits HK

Three killed as Typhoon Hato hits HK”

Typhoon Isang has been battering Hong Kong, Macau and south China since Wednesday, as it killed at least 10 people, destroyed skyscrapers and flooded streets in the country.

Casino stocks listed in Hong Kong fell versus a rise in the benchmark Hang Seng Index on Thursday with the full impact on gambling revenues and economic cost still unknown, analysts said.

Most businesses in Hong Kong were forced to close on Wednesday as a result of wind and rain and uprooted trees and wreaked havoc around the city.

A child reacts after a big wave on a waterfront as Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong, China Wedneday.

Macau's chief executive, Chui Sai On, pledged August 24 that the government would work diligently alleviate the damage caused by the strong typhoon and help residents resume their normal lives as quickly as possible.

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau issued a statement urging casinos that are in parts of the city affected by the power outage to cease gaming operations in order to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

Three killed as Typhoon Hato hits HK

The city of Guangzhou is the economic center of the Pearl River Delta and is at the heart of one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions.

Meanwhile in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, four people were reported dead so far according to Chinese state media Xinhua. Ferry services between Macau and Hong Kong resumed yesterday morning but passengers said they experienced delays.

Chinese media said 27,000 people had been moved into safe areas in China, while two million people are without power.

At one stage, as Hato intensified, Hong Kong posted a signal 8 storm warning, saying it was likely to go higher, yet Macau's government rated Hato only a signal 3 typhoon. However, no casualties have been reported as the evacuation started early.

The local government said many people still had no water and electricity on Thursday. "As there are still swells at first, members of the public should remain on the alert".

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