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World Death toll in Philippine typhoon rises to 10 as storm moves off

08:25  04 december  2019
08:25  04 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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MANILA (Reuters) - The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10 , disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year

MANILA (Reuters) - The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10 , disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year

MANILA (Reuters) - The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties.

a group of people riding skis on a snowy road: A man walks past electric poles lying on the main highway after Typhoon Kammuri hit Camalig town© Reuters/STRINGER A man walks past electric poles lying on the main highway after Typhoon Kammuri hit Camalig town

Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year, hit land on Monday night, prompting forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights. It also disrupted the schedule for some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until Dec. 11.

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MANILA (Reuters) - The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10 , disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year

The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10 , disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and “The storm left the usual damage of major storms such as fallen trees, ruined roofs of houses and some government facilities,” Timbal said.

Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report. Five more were killed in a region south of the capital.

Around 345,000 people are still in evacuation centers, awaiting authorities' clearance for them to return home, disaster agency spokesman Mark Timbal told broadcaster ANC.

"The storm left the usual damage of major storms such as fallen trees, ruined roofs of houses and some government facilities," Timbal said. Officials said forced evacuations and preparations prevented greater loss of life.

Typhoon Kammuri hits Gloria, in Oriental Mindor© Reuters/PATRICK JOSH VALISNO Typhoon Kammuri hits Gloria, in Oriental Mindor Sustained winds of Kammuri weakened to 100 kilometers per hour (67 miles per hour), with gusts of up to 125 kph (78 mph) as it heads toward the South China Sea. It is set to leave the Philippines on Wednesday night, the state weather bureau said.

An average of 20 typhoons annually hit the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema. Editing by Lincoln Feast.)

One Dead, 200,000 Evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines .
Airports, courts and schools were shut in the Philippine capital as Typhoon Kammuri threatens to unleash damaging winds and torrential rains along its path. © Bloomberg Residential property stand along the waterfront in Manila, the Philippines, on Friday, June 14, 2019. Kammuri slammed into the Philippines’ Luzon island before midnight on Monday after more than 225,000 people have moved to safer ground.

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