Manila airport closed as typhoon Kammuri batters Philippines


Manila: Typhoon Kammuri has pounded Philippines leading to the closure of Manila airport on Tuesday, disaster officials said.

The typhoon lashed Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain. Hundreds of thousands of people took refuge in shelters.

The Met officials said Kammuri remained strong, with sustained winds of up to 155 kilometres (95 miles) per hour, and maximum gusts of 235 kph as it tracked northwest.

The managers of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport said operations were expected to halt at 11 am (0300 GMT) as a precaution against high winds.


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