+FOTOS| Asciende a cinco la cifra de muertos tras el paso del tifón Hato en China | 800Noticias
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Al menos cinco personas murieron este miércoles en Macao, paraíso del juego, tras el paso del tifón Hato proveniente del territorio chino de Hong Kong, donde había provocado el deceso de otra persona.

La antigua colonia portuguesa sufrió importantes inundaciones, según las imágenes de los medios locales que mostraban decenas de automóviles sumergidos y gente nadando en las calles.

En Macao, una de las víctimas murió aplastada por un muro, otra se cayó de un cuarto piso y una tercera, un turista chino, fue atropellada por un camión.

La electricidad fue cortada en numerosas zonas, pero la mayoría de los casinos, como el gigantesco Venetian, seguían abiertos gracias a generadores de emergencia.

En cambio el Gran Lisboa cerró sus mesas de juego y restaurantes debido a la falta de electricidad, indicó un empleado.

Las autoridades de Macao tuvieron que limitar el suministro de agua potable.

A woman uses her phone while wearing a plastic poncho along Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A woman uses her phone while wearing a plastic poncho along Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A woman looks out to Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A woman looks out to Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Commuters drive along a flooded road after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Commuters drive along a flooded road after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A young child looks at a flooded playground and marine debris after heavy winds and rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau on August 23 as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A young child looks at a flooded playground and marine debris after heavy winds and rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau on August 23 as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man is splashed by the swell from Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man is splashed by the swell from Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Hong Kong

En Hong Kong, el tifón Hato también hizo estragos. Un hombre de 83 años murió al caer al mar, según la policía, y más de 80 personas resultaron heridas. Asimismo, casi 300 personas tuvieron que refugiarse en albergues especiales, indicaron las autoridades.

Los fuertes vientos y las lluvias torrenciales impidieron el despegue de cientos de aviones y provocaron el cierre de la bolsa.

Los servicios meteorológicos de Hong Kong habían elevado este miércoles al grado 10, el máximo posible, el nivel de alerta.

Es la primera vez en cinco años que se alcanza ese nivel de alerta, y la tercera desde 1997, cuando la excolonia británica fue retrocedida a China.

La costa fue azotada por olas gigantes y varios barrios quedaron inundados.

El viento soplaba en ráfagas de poco más de 200 km por hora, arrancando andamios, derribando grúas y haciendo saltar en pedazos ventanas y escaparates. Algunas calles estaban llenas de árboles derribados.

La aerolínea Cathay Pacific decidió anular la mayoría de sus vuelos previstos el miércoles antes de las 17H00 (09H00 GMT) y Hong Kong Airlines adoptó la misma medida.

El aeropuerto de Hong Kong indicó que en total 420 vuelos fueron cancelados.

El tifón pasó a 60 km de Hong Kong antes de tocar tierra en Zhuhai, en el sur de China, donde miles de personas habían sido evacuadas por precaución, informó la agencia Xinhua.

A man shields himself with his plastic poncho during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man shields himself with his plastic poncho during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man wades through floodwaters on a street after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man wades through floodwaters on a street after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A flooded playground is seen in front of residential blocks after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau on August 23 as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A flooded playground is seen in front of residential blocks after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau on August 23 as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Pedestrians walk through floodwaters along a street after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Pedestrians walk through floodwaters along a street after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man walks across a flooded street in the Heng Fa Chuen area as Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Heavy rains and driving winds lashed Hong Kong on August 23 shutting schools and the stock market and bringing chaos to the city's international airport where hundreds of flights were cancelled. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man walks across a flooded street in the Heng Fa Chuen area as Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Heavy rains and driving winds lashed Hong Kong on August 23 shutting schools and the stock market and bringing chaos to the city’s international airport where hundreds of flights were cancelled. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man (back C) walks past a flooded bus stop after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau on August 23 as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man (back C) walks past a flooded bus stop after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau on August 23 as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man uses his umbrella as he walks on a street during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man uses his umbrella as he walks on a street during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man wades through floodwaters away from his car after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

A man wades through floodwaters away from his car after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

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