4 killed, 3.11 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes China

4 killed, 3.11 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes China

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall Sunday in mainland China, but not before deadly 100-plus miles per hour winds blew through the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Fire rescue members help a woman to cross a flooded street in the village of Lei Yu Mun during Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 16, 2018.

Jerome Balinton, a spokesman for Save the Children who was on the ground in north-eastern Luzon, said: "The further north we travelled the more extensive the damage, particularly in Cagayan province".

"It swayed for quite a long time, at least two hours". "For me, it will just be retrievals", he said.

There are reports of flying debris and live fish washed up on the streets.

"I was insisting because the storm was strong but he told me not to worry because he said they're safe there", said a weeping Felipe, adding that her husband was last seen chatting with fellow miners in the chapel before it was hit by the collapsing mountainside.

Some roads were waist-deep in water with parts of the city cut off by floods and fallen trees.

Windows of a commercial building damaged by the typhoon that has slammed Hong Kong over the weekend.

Flights were rescheduled as airlines and airport authorities worked to clear the backlog of stranded passengers after some 900 flights were cancelled during the storm.

Across the Philippines, more than 5 million people were impacted by Mangkhut and more than 155,000 people are still in evacuation centers.

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The mayor of the Philippine village where the gold miners and their families were buried by the landslide said Monday that it was highly unlikely any of the 40 to 50 people feared missing would be found alive.

Government officials said 54 people died and 42 were missing, including 33 miners who were killed in a landslide at a mining site. "Even for a person of my weight, I was about to be blown down by the wind which made me very scared", said a 70-year-old resident surnamed Fung.

More than 100 people were injured when the storm touched Hong Kong.

Rice paddies and banana plantations along the highway were flooded and destroyed, while some factories in nearby industrial areas suffered damage. Power and water disruptions continued to plague some areas on Monday.

The storm has fuelled concern about sugar production in Guangdong, which accounts for a tenth of national output, at about 1 million tonnes. China sugar futures rose last week on fears for the cane crop.

It made landfall on the coast of Jiangmen city, in southern China's Guangdong province, Sunday evening after battering Hong Kong.

Chinese state media say four people have been killed in Guangdong, China's most populous province, raising the death toll from the powerful storm to at least 69 people.

The airports of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The city of Shenzhen also canceled all flights between Sunday and early Monday morning.

Tens of thousands of travelers had plans disrupted after Hong Kong's worldwide airport, a major regional hub, canceled most flights.

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