Ferry services suspended in south China strait as typhoon approaches

HAIKOU Oct. 27 (Xinhua) - Hainan Province, southern China has suspended ferry services on Qiongzhou Strait of 5 p.m. Tuesday due to typhoons 18a of the country of the year approaches

. Due to heavy rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Molave, train services to and from the tropical island also suspended, he said the Maritime Safety Administration of Haikou, the provincial capital, on Tuesday

. It is the fourth time in October that ferry operations in the Qiongzhou Strait have been. suspended due to heavy rain and strong winds

The Weather Service Hainan has issued a typhoon warning level III, calling ships in the Sea of ​​Southern China to return to take refuge in ports and for people to protect against floods and geological disasters

. Molave, which has strengthened into a severe typhoon was about 380 km to the southeast of the island of Yongxing, one of the Xisha Islands at 3 pm on Tuesday. It was moving northwest at a speed of about 25 kilometers per hour, with winds up to 162 km per hour

. The typhoon is expected to make landfall on the coast of central Vietnam on Wednesday morning. End


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