23 August, 2014 / Shawwal 26, 1435

A powerful typhoon slammed the Chinese territory of Hong Kong on Tuesday, injuring dozens, disrupting communications and bringing business to a standstill in one of the world's leading financial centers. Typhoon Vicente, lashed Hong Kong, packing winds in excess of 140 kilometers an hour, officials said. Authorities raised the typhoon warning to the most severe level of 10 for the first time since 1999.

Passengers sleep near their luggage after Typhoon Vicente stranded flights out of the airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. Passengers were told the weather conditions were expected to last several hours.  ? Photo by AP
Passengers sleep near their luggage after Typhoon Vicente stranded flights out of the airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. Passengers were told the weather conditions were expected to last several hours. ? Photo by AP
A man walks past a fence which collapsed during Typhoon Vincente in Hong Kong.  ? Photo by AFP
A man walks past a fence which collapsed during Typhoon Vincente in Hong Kong. ? Photo by AFP
Workers clean debris from a collapsed scafolding in the aftermath of Typhoon Vincente in Hong Kong. ? Photo by AFP
Workers clean debris from a collapsed scafolding in the aftermath of Typhoon Vincente in Hong Kong. ? Photo by AFP
Pedestrians walk past a fallen tree in the aftermath of Typhoon Vincente in Hong Kong. ? Photo by AFP
Pedestrians walk past a fallen tree in the aftermath of Typhoon Vincente in Hong Kong. ? Photo by AFP
More than 100 people were injured and trees were ripped from the ground as a typhoon lashed Hong Kong packing winds in excess of 140 kilometers an hour, officials said as authorities raised the typhoon warning to the most severe level of 10 for the first time since 1999.  ? Photo by AP
More than 100 people were injured and trees were ripped from the ground as a typhoon lashed Hong Kong packing winds in excess of 140 kilometers an hour, officials said as authorities raised the typhoon warning to the most severe level of 10 for the first time since 1999. ? Photo by AP
Firemen clear up a fallen tree in Hong Kong. The powerful typhoon slammed Hong Kong on Tuesday, injuring dozens, disrupting communications and bringing business to a standstill in one of the world's leading financial centers. ? Photo by AP
Firemen clear up a fallen tree in Hong Kong. The powerful typhoon slammed Hong Kong on Tuesday, injuring dozens, disrupting communications and bringing business to a standstill in one of the world's leading financial centers. ? Photo by AP
Collapsed scaffolding caused by typhoon Vicente hangs from a residential building in Hong Kong Tuesday. ? Photo by AP
Collapsed scaffolding caused by typhoon Vicente hangs from a residential building in Hong Kong Tuesday. ? Photo by AP
A man reacts while walking past an uprooted tree after Typhoon Vicente.  ? Photo by Reuters
A man reacts while walking past an uprooted tree after Typhoon Vicente. ? Photo by Reuters
Fallen trees block a road after Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong. Hong Kong raised its highest tropical cyclone warning on Tuesday as an intensifying severe typhoon edged closer towards the financial hub. ? Photo by Reuters
Fallen trees block a road after Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong. Hong Kong raised its highest tropical cyclone warning on Tuesday as an intensifying severe typhoon edged closer towards the financial hub. ? Photo by Reuters
Planes parked on the tarmac as heavy rain falls on the airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. The financial capital's international airport was buffeted by the high winds from Typhoon Vicente early Tuesday. ? Photo by AP
Planes parked on the tarmac as heavy rain falls on the airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. The financial capital's international airport was buffeted by the high winds from Typhoon Vicente early Tuesday. ? Photo by AP

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