At least 60 people were reported killed in a typhoon - nicknamed "Mary" - which raged over Hong Kong June 8/10.
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.