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Typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines, death toll on 25

Typhoon Mangkhut

Tuguegarao: Thousands of people evacuated their house after the Typhoon Mangkhut roared through the Philippines on Saturday. Reportedly, the typhoon has hit the mainland China today en routing Hongkong.

While the officials had begun to assess the damage some places not be contacted because of communication outages, and several provinces suffered complete power blackouts.

According to reports, the storm reached at around 1:40 a.m was 120 miles per hour. Following which, thousands of people were seen evacuating their house.

The storm had hit the main island Luzon which produces a large portion of nation’s rice and corn. The citizens were seen sitting under muddy flood water. It has badly affected the lives as it demolished houses, tore off roofs and downed the power lines.

The heaviest casualty was recorded in the mountainous Cordillera region in northern Luzon, where heavy rains caused landslides that left 25 people dead and 13 more missing.

Four others including two children were buried in a landslide in Nueva Ecija, another in Kalinga, and one person was killed by a falling tree in Ilocos Sur.

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