Deadly typhoon hits Philippines

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Fourteen people have been killed in a massive storm which brought destruction to the northern Philippines.

Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, and is now moving west towards China.

The storm tore off roofs, brought trees down, triggered 42 landslides and caused extensive flooding.

There were winds of up to 185km/h. Thousands of people were evacuated.

The full cost of Typhoon Mangkhut on one of the country’s most important food-producing regions cannot yet be assessed.

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) billed the storm as the strongest tropical cyclone the world has faced so far this year.

21 Responses

  1. Oh-no that is terrible.
    China has a very large population and it is coming their way. This won’t end well at all. ):

  2. sad and this was published 7 days ago so more people have died and 46 people have beeen missing im glad i wasn’t therer

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