Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China, killing dozens and leaving many more missing before weakening to a tropical storm Monday.
Here are the latest updates:
Update 1:35 a.m. EDT Sept. 17: Mangkhut has weakened to a tropical storm, The Associated Press reported Monday.
The deadly storm killed at least 69 people and left dozens missing after it plowed through the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China, authorities said. Many died in landslides.
Update: We’re at Itogon, #Philippines. Landslides buried a village here, trapping miners in a bunkhouse and people in a church. Rescue workers trying to clear mud and debris, but the scale of the disaster is both wide and sad. @nbcnews @todayshow @NBCNightlyNews @msnbc #Mangkhut pic.twitter.com/uzwD7mmPNk— Janis Mackey Frayer (@janisfrayer) September 17, 2018
Original report: Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on the southern Chinese coast Sunday afternoon, packing 100 mph winds a day after ravaging the northern Philippines and Hong Kong, the BBC reported.
The storm killed at least 54 people in the Philippines, and government officials at a news conference Sunday that many of the fatalities were caused by landslides, CNN reported.
Mangkhut made landfall on the Chinese coastal city of Jiangmen City in the Guangdong Province, according to state radio.
The typhoon hit Hong Kong with winds of 120 mph, The Washington Post reported.
“Remain where you are if protected and be prepared for destructive winds and the change in wind directions,” the Hong Kong Observatory, the city’s meteorological agency, warned residents Sunday afternoon.
Nearly 500,000 people were evacuated from seven cities in Guangdong province, the Post reported.
Many of the deaths in the Philippines were caused by landslides in the Cordillera and Nueva Vizcaya regions, the BBC reported.
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