Typhoon Rammasun wreaks havoc in South China
Typhoon Rammasun, with winds of up to 180 kph (112 mph), made landfall at Wenchang city on south China’s island province of Hainan on Friday afternoon, the National Meteorological Center said on its website.
The typhoon, which is shaping up to be the strongest to hit Hainan in more than 40 years, will bring heavy rain throughout the weekend before moving southwest and weakening on Monday
According to the state news agency Xinhua, the typhoon has killed eight people in South China since Friday afternoon.
A woman rides her electric bicycle against the strong wind and heavy rainfall in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. PHOTO: Reuters
By mid-evening on Friday, the storm had made landfall in Guangdong province on the mainland.
Rammasun is believed to be the strongest storm to hit south China in 41 years.
A broken billboard in Wenchang, south China's Hainan province. PHOTO: AFP
It made its third landfall in Guangpo, Fanggengchang City in Guangxi on Saturday morning.
Residents make their way through a flooded street on a motorbike in Beihai, south China's Guangxi province. PHOTO: AFP
Fishermen are transported to a safer area as typhoon Rammasun hits Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. PHOTO: Reuters
A man looks on as a wave surges under the influence of Typhoon Rammasun at a port in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. PHOTO: Reuters
Sources: AFP, Xinhua