As typhoon Mangkhut lashes the city, dramatic footage of its power is flooding social media.
And a clip of a crane toppling from a skyscraper in Tai Kok Tsui, from a building under construction at the intersection between Boundary Street and Tai Kok Tsui Road, gives you some idea of the forces being unleashed by the strongest storm to hit Hong Kong in years.
The structure was seen leaning earlier in the day and toppled between 1pm and 2pm.
Dramatic footage of a crane falling from a building in Tai Kok Tsui. The structure was slanting earlier in the day and fell between 12-1pm. (Footage via WhatsApp) pic.twitter.com/i1YuDsAz8v
— Coconuts Hong Kong (@CoconutsHK) September 16, 2018
Another clip taken from a lower angle is also doing the rounds on Facebook, showing more clearly the moment of impact.
The building in question is believed to be a residential apartment complex called Enchantée. According to a sales brochure, it’s a 22-storey apartment block with a total of 76 units, and it is expected to be completed by 31 October, 2019.
The brochure also states that the vendor of the building is Ocean Region Limited.
According to Ming Pao, 26 apartments from the building have been sold as of June this year.
The newspaper reports the building’s developers say they have contacted the police, and that no one was injured during the incident.