Photos: Typhoon Usagi Hit Southern China, 25 Killed

Typhoon Usagi  slammed into southern China on Sunday evening. 

Nanfang Daily reported that the typhoon made a landfall at 7:40 p.m. yesterday in Shanwei city, in Guangdong province after veered away from Hong Kong at the last minute.

Australia Network News reported that at least twenty-five people were killed on the China’s southern coast, including thirteen in Shanwei which is in the eastern fringes of Guangdong province. 

The typhoon brings very strong wind, storm surge and heavy rains that could cause flooding and landslides.

Xinhua reported that in Shanwei city, the strong winds blew cars off the road near a gas station and houses were toppled.

Flights to and from Hong Kong and three mainland airports were canceled.

Ferry services around the area were also canceled, while Fujian province suspended shipping between mainland China and Taiwan.

Xinhua reported that intercity trains including the high-speed rail to Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong would remain suspended until Tuesday.

Thousands of people were evacuated from coastal areas and temporary shelters were opened.

Hong Kong delayed the opening of markets, banks and schools.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said it scrapped morning trading today.

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Breathtaking Photos Of Kai Tak Airport Glory Days By Daryl Chapman

Iconic scene from Kai Tak International Airport — a Cathay Pacific jet between apartment buildings in Kowloon City. “This photo was taken in To Kwa Wan just at the entrance of the airport tunnel (now Kai Tak tunnel),” recalls photographer Daryl Chapman. Some 15 years after it closed down, Kai Tak is reopening this week as Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

There was once a busy international airport in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong named Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport (Kai Tak).

The airport was in the middle of the city with tall buildings all around and where people drive and walk to their office.

Before it was closed in 1998, Kai Tak was regarded as one of the most difficult airports in the world for pilots to fly in and out of.

It is very dangerous because the aeroplanes may hit the high buildings around the airport .

Cathay Pacific Airways’ general manager of operations and pilot, Russell Davie said:

“As a pilot it was totally unique, it was the only major airport in the world that required a 45-degree turn below 500 feet to line up with the runway, literally flying between the high-rise buildings passing close to the famous orange and white checker board as you made that final turn toward the runway.”

Here are some of the photos of the aeroplanes from the airport and the ones that are going to Kai Tak in Kowloon Bay…

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Photos: Hong Kong Boat Accident , 36 Dead

At least 36 people were killed on a boat and ferry accident in Hong Kong last night.

Nine others were seriously or critically injured.

More than 100 people were rescued and sent to hospitals.

All the victims were the boat’s passengers.

They were on an evening cruise to watch fireworks display for the China’s National Day and the Mid Autumn Festival celebration.

The incident happen near Lamma Island, southwest of Hong Kong.

It was reported that the boat sank very fast after the accident.

There are possibility that some people are still missing or still in the boat. 

Local news reported that the boat was hit by a ferry operated by the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry company on a regularly scheduled service.

This is a disaster.

I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.

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9 Killed On Hijacked Tourist Bus In Manila

On August 23, 2010, a man hijacked a tourist bus in Manila.

The tourist are from Hong Kong.

He was a policeman but he was sacked.

He hijacked the bus because he want to be a policeman again.

At first he let go nine hostages.

Then he got angry and started shooting.

The police tried to save the hostages.

He was killed by the police.

I wonder why people need to hijack and killed hostages when they are angry.

  

It is not a good way to get what you want.

Hijacking is a disaster; just like a war.

We should not use violence because violence can destroy our Earth.

Workers carry the body of one of the victims killed during the hostage drama Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at the police headquzrters in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines. An angry ex-policeman hijacked a bus ful of Hong Kong tourists holding them for 12 hours in a televised stand off before a police raid that ended with eight hostages and the gunman dead. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
Members of the SWAT teams prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of hte hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
Policemen prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
** ADDS IDENTITY OF HOSTAGE-TAKER ROLANDO MENDOZA ** Rescue units wheel away the body of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza, 55, following an assault by police and SWAT members to rescue hostages in a bus at Manila's Rizal Park Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police stormed the bus Monday evening after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists, and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. Mendoza was killed along with an undetermined number of hostages. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Lufthansa Cargo Plane Crashed

On Tuesday July 27,2010 a Lufthansa cargo plane crashed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This is a disaster.

Its German pilot and co-pilot were injured.

The plane was close to the airport when it caught fire and the engines stopped working.

Then it crashed and split into two halves.

The plane came from Frankfurt to Riyadh and was on the way to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then to Hong Kong.

I think it was lucky that the pilot and co- pilot were not killed in the crash.

In the Fedex plane crash in China on March 23, 2009 the pilot ad  co-pilot were killed.

Lufthansa cargo plane crashed in Riyadh.
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A man is seen standing on top of the wreckage of a Lufthansa cargo plane which caught fire and split in half as it was landing in the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The German pilot and co-pilot of Flight 8460, which was carrying about 90 tons of unspecified cargo, were lightly injured, an airport official said. (AP Photo)
The wreckage of a Lufthansa cargo plane which caught fire and split in half as it was landing lies on the tarmac in the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The German pilot and co-pilot of Flight 8460, which was carrying about 90 tons of unspecified cargo, were lightly injured, an airport official said. (AP Photo)

China Hit By Typhoon Chanthu-Pictures

Typhoon Chanthu made a landfall on Guangdong province Thursday noon, July 22, 2010.

Typhoon is a natural disaster.

It brought strong winds up to 126 kilometers per hour and very heavy rain.

It made the bad flood in China even worse.

2 people were killed when the very strong wind knocked down a wall.

It then weaken to a tropical storm.

In Hong Kong the heavy rain caused a bad flood and killed 1 person.

This is the worst storm that hit Hong Kong in 30 years.

The storm will cause heavy rain as it continue its journey to other parts of China.

High winds brought by the Typhoon Chanthu, July 22, 2010. ( Xinhua )
A flooded road in Haikou, the capital of Hainan province after hit by Typhoon Chanthu, July 22, 2010. ( Xinhua )

A flooded road in Quanzhou in Fujian province, July 22, 2010. ( Photo: CFP )
Dark cloud in the sky over Zhuhai, in Guangdong province South China after Typhoon Chanthu lands on the province on July 22, 2010. (Xinhua)
Surge caused by Typhoon Chanthu on the Hailin Island,Yangjang,Guangdong in South China, July 22, 2010. (Photo CFP)

Photo of flood in China. (AP Photo)