Arati Saha was an Indian swimmer who became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel in 1959; On this day in 1988, NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its 26th mission; Two large earthquakes struck midway between Oceanian country Samoa and American Samoa which is a U.S. territory.
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Storms hit Hong Kong hard on Friday, causing damage and flooding across the territory.
A giant wall of traditional bamboo scaffolding and netting was blown off the side of an apartment block in the storms.
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According to local media, two construction workers are trapped after a large scaffold collapsed next to a high rise in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley residential area. The structure fell as heavy rain and wind batter the city, which is under a tropical cyclone warning.