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Typhoon Nida: Strongest typhoon in 33 years hits Hong Kong

Typhoon Nida

A typhoon has hit the coast of the Chinese territory of Hong Kong and residents are advised to stay away from waterways in case they flood.

People living in Guangdong province in southern China were warned to stockpile food and other essentials.

Typhoon Nida, which passed over the Philippines, is set to be the strongest typhoon in the region since 1983.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers were affected as trains, ferries and planes were cancelled.

Nasa satellite image shows Typhoon Nida approaching China, 1 August

Nasa satellite image shows Typhoon Nida approaching China, 1 August

Thousands of workers have been evacuated from an offshore oil platform and from a series of tunnels and bridges that are being built to link Hong Kong with two other cities.




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