At least 69 people have been killed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which smashed into the Philippines, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan over the weekend
One of the region’s strongest hurricanes in recent memory, Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through southeast Asia over the weekend, killing dozens.
The powerful storm, the strongest typhoon to strike Hong Kong since 1983, has left at least 69 dead in the Philippines, China and Taiwan.
Wind speeds of 180mph have shut down transport services, flights have been cancelled and major roads have been closed, according to the BBC.
In the Philippines, 33 miners were confirmed dead and at least 29 are still missing after a landslide hit a mining site.
And the typhoon is now moving inland – and is expected to hit the Chinese regions of Guizhou, Chongqing and Yunnan later in the day.
Unbelievably, in Hong Kong people were still expected to head into work despite the destruction – leading to massive gridlock on public transport networks.
1. Brave rescuers battling through flash floods to save a stranded man
This dramatic video shows rescuers preparing to save a man trapped in floodwaters in the Philippines. Typhoon Mangkhut's ferocious winds and pounding rain caused widespread flooding. The man in the video is now safe.— CNN International (@cnni) September 16, 2018
Latest updates on the typhoon: https://t.co/6FE7guJu7q pic.twitter.com/tzPJBB8zLX
2. Scaffolding crashing down in Hong Kong
3. Windows smashed out of an apartment
4. Waves of debris at a beach in Hong Kong
5. A high rise building swaying in the wind
6. People being thrashed around in the wind in Hong Kong
7. Waves crashing into a hotel in Hong Kong
8. Lost cargo in Shenzhen, China
9. A terrifying water surge in Hong Kong
10. A high rise crane crashing down in Hong Kong
11. Unmoored yachts just floating on by
12. A massive tornado in Yuen Long, near Hong Kong
13. A floating table in Hong Kong