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PRESS RELEASE : TYPHOON MANGKHUT IN HONG KONG, MACAU AND SOUTHERN CHINA@ SIARAN AKHBAR : TAUFAN MANGKHUT DI HONG KONG, MACAU DAN SELATAN CHINA

TYPHOON MANGKHUT IN HONG KONG, MACAU AND SOUTHERN CHINA

A super typhoon, known as Typhoon Mangkhut, has swept across Hong Kong, Macau and several areas in Southern China including Guangdong province on Sunday, 16 September 2018.


As of Monday morning, 17 September, four deaths were reported in Guangdong province while more than two hundred people were injured in Hong Kong and Macau. Approximately 2.4 million people had also been evacuated in Guangdong province. 

According to Hong Kong Observatory, Typhoon Mangkhut has gradually weakened. It is forecasted to move westward at 20 kilometres per hour towards Guizhou, Chongqing and Yunnan regions later in the day. Local authorities however have cautioned against the possibility of flooding due to heavy rain falls. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that thus far, no Malaysians have been reported injured as a result of the typhoon. 

As the situation remains fragile, all Malaysians are advised to defer non-essential travel to the affected areas for the time being. Those who are visiting or living in the affected areas are advised to remain indoors and continue to monitor the latest weather updates as well as safety advice from the local authorities.

Malaysians who require any consular assistance can contact the nearest Consulate General of Malaysia either in Hong Kong or Guangzhou. The contact details are as below:

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA IN HONG KONG

24/F Malaysia Building

47-50 Gloucester Road

Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR

Telephone: +852 2821 0800/+852 6900 6390/+852 6330 3900

Email: mwhongkong@kln.gov.my


 

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA IN GUANGZHOU

Unit 1912 – 1918, CITIC Plaza Office Tower

233, Tian He Bei Road

Guangzhou, 510610

People’s Republic of China

Tel : +861 8826 4248 51 / +861 8802 0317 46

Email : mwguangzhou@kln.gov.my


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General Office in Hong Kong and Guangzhou are closely monitoring the situation. The respective Consulate General offices are also in close contact with the local authorities for the latest updates and advisories to assist any Malaysians. 

 

 


PUTRAJAYA

17 September 2018