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  • Typhoon Hato kills 6 and injures 150 in Macau

Typhoon Hato, which made landfall on Wednesday across Southern China, has killed at least 12 people so far, battering buildings, overturning vehicles and causing thousands to flee.

And the typhoon brought Hong Kong's buzzing business hub to a grinding halt.

It was believed to be the first time since Portugal's transfer of Macau to the Chinese government that a Signal 10 typhoon warning was imposed.

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 typhoon is the most powerful to have hit the region in more than half a century, media reports said on Thursday. Power cuts in neighboring Guangdong province, which supplies almost 90 percent of Macau's electricity, cascaded into outages across the city, forcing casino operators, a hospital, and the city's mobile phone company, CTM, to switch to backup generators.

China's official Xinhua news agency reported 26,817 people were evacuated from several mainland coastal areas before the arrival of the storm.

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The powerful storm uprooted trees, flooded streets and caused power outages, forcing businesses to close.

Authorities said it is the strongest typhoon to hit the area since 1968.

Eight people were killed Macau on Wednesday, reports CNN. "Residents are in peril and unable to assess if help is on the way", said Ashley Sutherland-Winch, a marketing consultant in Macau.

Two people were plucked from a parking lot in Classic Bay between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. on Thursday. Las Vegas' Review-Journal newspaper reported USA casino companies were still assessing damage to their Macau operations.

The storm also hit neighbouring Macau, leaving at least three men dead there. However, no casualties have been reported as the evacuation started early.In Zhuhai, trees and billboards have been blown down.

Typhoon Hato has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to weaken.

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