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Typhoon prompts Hong Kong to close schools and stock market

People stand against Victoria Habour as Typhoon Kompasu passes in Hong Kong Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) 
Associated Press Reporter

Hong Kong has suspended classes, stock market trading and government services as a typhoon passed nearby.

Heavy rain from Typhoon Kompasu could flood low-lying areas and residents should take precautions, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

The typhoon had sustained winds of 51 miles per hour and gusts up to 63 miles per hour.

The typhoon was expected to move across the northern portion of the South China Sea toward China’s southern island province of Hainan and then make landfall in northern Vietnam, the observatory said.

Kompasu earlier set off landslides and flash floods in the northern Philippines, leaving at least 11 people dead and seven missing, officials said.

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