Violent typhoon Mawar causes power outages in Guam, stranding tourists

A "violent" typhoon, Mawar, has passed over the US territory of Guam in the Pacific, causing massive power outages in its wake, and stranding tourists on the island.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center in the US has announced that Mawar has met the criteria for a "super typhoon."

Mawar passed over Guam from Wednesday night through the early hours of Thursday. The US National Weather Service said that Guam had fierce winds of more than 108 kilometers per hour, and torrential rains of over 50 millimeters per hour.

With a curfew in effect, there have been no reports of deaths or injuries in Guam so far. But there have been reports of houses flooded, and window panes smashed.
The violent typhoon has severed power lines in many places, leaving the island without electricity on Thursday.
A number of international flights have been cancelled or delayed, leaving tourists stranded.