Video: Truck crushes man during Chinese typhoon

 

Video: Truck crushes man during Chinese typhoon

Carts and people were also blown away

By Web Report, AFP

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Published: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 5:32 PM

At least 16 people have died so far after Typhoon Hato struck Hong Kong and Macau, before hitting the coast of mainland China.
 
Eight of the casualties have been reported in Macau. Among the dead were a 62-year-old man who died in a fall, a 45-year-old man who was hit and killed by a car and a 30-year-old man who was trapped under a wall.
 
Videos of heavy vehicles tipping over due to strong winds are doing the rounds on social media.
 
In a video shared local news portal UAEBARQ, the truck is seen tipping over and eventually falling to the ground in a loud thud. It cannot be confirmed whether the vehicle was manned at the time of the accident.
 
The clip then proceeds to show the rest of the impact that typhoon is causing. Smaller objects such as carts were shown. Three men can be seen struggling to keep the cart from moving but eventually get thrown away by the strong winds.

 
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Eight died in Macau, where local media showed cars underwater and people swimming along what are normally streets. The enclave's famed mega-casinos were running on backup generators. 
A man was killed after being injured by a wall that blew down, another fell from a fourth floor terrace and one was hit by a truck.
 
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The Macau government said two bodies were found in a flooded carpark early Thursday, but details on the remaining victims were not immediately available.
In Hong Kong, Hato - whose name is Japanese for "pigeon" - sparked the most severe Typhoon 10 warning, only the third time a storm of this power has pounded the financial hub in the past 20 years.
 
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The city could have suffered losses of HK$8 billion ($1.02 billion), Chinese University of Hong Kong economics professor Terence Chong told AFP, referring to the value of its daily GDP.
More than 120 were injured as the city was lashed with hurricane winds and pounding rain. However, one 83-year-old man earlier thought to be a victim of the weather had committed suicide during the typhoon.
 


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