Typhoon Kammuri death toll rises to 13 in Philippines


Manila: The death toll of Typhoon Kammuri in the Philippines has touched 13, officials said on Thursday. They confirmed that it has left a trail of devastation.

The fierce winds have toppled trees and flattened flimsy homes in the northern part of the country on Tuesday. The Typhoon had forced a rare 12-hour shutdown of Manila’s international airport.

Disaster officials did not offer on the nature of deaths, but police said some may have drowned or been crushed by trees.

Mark Timbal, spokesman for the national disaster agency, said no new bodies have been found but the death toll could rise as reports on the ground are verified.

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