Typhoon Mangkhut hurtles towards Hong Kong on Sunday (Sep 16), lashing its coastline and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing dozens in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland.

Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines.

A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (Photo: AP)

Smashed windows, falling scaffolding and more destruction from the storm.

Scenes from around the city when Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong.

Source: AP, SCMP and CNA

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