At least 60 people were reported killed in a typhoon - nicknamed "Mary" - which raged over Hong Kong June 8/10.
PAN.. Of ships and junks in typhoon anchorage
PAN.. Of rough sea with ships at anchor
MS Waves lashing coast
MS Tree top lashed by gales
PAN.. Of uprooted tree
PAN.. Aftermath of landslide
LS Men remove casualty
PAN.. Of squatter huts destroyed by typhoon
MS Car along flooded road
TILT FROM top of Skyscraper to collapsed scaffoldings on road
CU Car damaged by scaffolding
People clear debris at waterfront
MS Car stuck in mud
MS Another ditto
CU Bulldozer clears road of mud
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Background: At least 60 people were reported killed in a typhoon - nicknamed "Mary" - which raged over Hong Kong June 8/10. Another 47 were injured and 14,000 rendered homeless in a gale wind that blew at 105 miles per hour. Cars were tossed over roadways, thousands of trees were blown down and landslides destroyed buildings in many parts of the town.
An early warning enabled many small ships and junks to seek protection in typhoon anchorages and they did not suffer much damage. Hong Kong's busy Kai Tak Airport was closed and all loose objects were lashed down. Many low-lying areas were flooded and 14 inches of rain was registered June 9.
Ferry services to nearby Macao were disrupted and an estimated 2,500 Hong Kong residents on holiday were stranded there. Flood damage has been estimated at several hundred thousand pounds.