Hong Kong lashed by strong typhoon

A strong typhoon hit Hong Kong overnight,
leaving scores injured, hundreds of trees
felled and many flights cancelled or delayed.
Typhoon Vicente hit late on Monday, bringing winds
of more than 140 km/h (87 mph) and heavy
The storm warning was briefly raised to the highest
level of 10 for the first time in 13 years but
downgraded on Tuesday as the storm passed.
Trading on the stock exchange was temporarily
delayed on Tuesday morning.
The stock exchange was expected to resume trading
in the afternoon.
Although the typhoon was forecast to move away
from Hong Kong across western Guangdong, the
Hong Kong Observatory warned that gale force
winds were still prevailing on Tuesday morning.
Authorities warned that flight disruptions could
More than 100 people aged between four and 86
sought treatment at public hospitals and at least 72
were hospitalised, officials said.
Flooding has also been reported in some areas and
hundreds of trees were felled overnight.
The Hong Kong government has opened 24
temporary shelters and more than 250 people have
sought refuge.
The Airport Authority said that between midnight
(1600 GMT) to 0800 local time, 60 flights had been
cancelled, 60 delayed and another 16 diverted.
Public transportation systems were resuming
service gradually on Tuesday morning

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