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Troops from PLA Macao Garrison mobilized for typhoon Hato disaster relief in Macao

(Xinhua)    13:07, August 25, 2017

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Macao Garrison join disaster relief in Macao after typhoon Hato struck the special administrative region on Friday, August 25, 2017. [Photo: China Plus]

About 1,000 troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in Macao were mobilized on Friday to support the relief efforts of the disaster caused by typhoon Hato at the request of the Macao Special Administrative Region government and under the approval of China's central government.

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Macao Garrison join disaster relief in Macao after typhoon Hato struck the special administrative region on Friday, August 25, 2017. [Photo: China Plus]

The approval was made in accordance with the Basic Law of the Macao SAR and the Garrison Law of the Macao SAR, an official statement said Friday.

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Macao Garrison join disaster relief in Macao after typhoon Hato struck the special administrative region on Friday, August 25, 2017. [Photo: China Plus]

Eight people were confirmed dead and 200 others injured after typhoon Hato struck Macao SAR on Wednesday.

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