Typhoon Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, landed at in Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province, bringing gales of 45 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities. Picture: Xinhua
Typhoon Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, landed at in Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province, bringing gales of 45 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities. Picture: Xinhua
The powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake. Picture: AP Photo/Vincent Yu
The powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake. Picture: AP Photo/Vincent Yu
A man plays with strong wind caused by typhoon Hato on the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong. Picture: AP Photo/Vincent Yu
A man plays with strong wind caused by typhoon Hato on the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong. Picture: AP Photo/Vincent Yu
Broken trees in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. Picture: Xinhua/Mao Siqian
Broken trees in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. Picture: Xinhua/Mao Siqian
Typhoon Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, landed at noon Wednesday in Zhuhai City, brought gales of 45 metres per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities. Picture: Xinhua
Typhoon Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, landed at noon Wednesday in Zhuhai City, brought gales of 45 metres per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities. Picture: Xinhua
(Fishermen go ashore at Xingang port in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 23, 2017.  Picture: Xinhua/Guo Cheng
(Fishermen go ashore at Xingang port in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 23, 2017. Picture: Xinhua/Guo Cheng
A fallen tree caused by typhoon Hato lies at a street in Hong Kong. Picture: AP Photo/Vincent Yu
A fallen tree caused by typhoon Hato lies at a street in Hong Kong. Picture: AP Photo/Vincent Yu

Beijing — Officials say a powerful typhoon has caused at least three deaths in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Macau's Government Information Bureau said three men, aged 30, 45 and 62, were killed in falls and accidents Wednesday related to the heavy rain and gusting winds. At least two other people were listed as missing.

Typhoon Hato came within 60 kilometres of the nearby financial center of Hong Kong.

China's weather service said the storm made landfall around noon in Zhuhai in the neighboring province of Guangdong, with winds gusting at 45 meters per second.

Flooding and power outages were also reported in Hong Kong and Macau, which lie across the water 64 kilometres from each other.

Associated Press