Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut: 14 killed as storm batters Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the Philippines Luzon island and is currently moving towards China in the west. The storm ripped rooftops, felled trees, activated 42 avalanches or landslides and caused heavy flooding.

The massive storm killed around 14 individuals until now and has brought monstrous destruction in the northern Philippines.

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Mangkhut has winds of 185km/h (115mph) as it rushed from east to west over the north of Luzon.

Five million individuals were in its way, and thousands were evacuated before.

How bad is the damage from Typhoon Mangkhut?

All structures in the city of Tuguegarao – the capital of the north-eastern Cagayan province – have faced some damage, an administration official stated. While at some places the communications were down.

President Rodrigo Duterte political adviser Francis Tolentino, said up to 14 individuals killed because of the tempest.

Two rescuers also died in an attempt to help individuals caught in a landslide. Unsubstantiated reports say the body of a young lady found in the Marikina river, which courses through Manila.

Typhoon Mangkhut destruction
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Five individuals died in the city of Baguio, said mayor. Mauricio Domogan disclosed to CNN Philippines a comparative number was likewise missing and the sewerage framework was overwhelmed due to the floodwaters.

The evacuation center of the coastal town of Aparri is also completely destroyed and has down telephone lines.

The typhoon reminds us of 2013 deadliest Typhoon Haiyan on record in the Philippines. It killed more than 7,000. While now the planning and evacuation method has been enhanced from that point forward.

Storm’s path

The typhoon Mangkhut made landfall at Baggao, in the north-east of the Philippines, at around 01:40 local time on Saturday (17:40 GMT on Friday). But officials reported that nobody was dead in Baggao.

Typhoon Mangkhut path
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After losing its wind speeds as it traveled west, the storm is now of category four.

The typhoon locally referred to as Ompong. And has a cloud diameter of around 900km. Furthermore, it is traveling west at around 30km/h.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) charged the tempest as the strongest tropical cyclone the world has confronted this year.

Mangkhut has now left the Philippines and will pass near Hong Kong on Sunday evening.

Officials have asked inhabitants to remain inside on the arrival of the storm. Climate specialists say it might be the most grounded storm to hit the region in decades.

In close-by Macau, the inhabitants are putting tape on their windows.

The typhoon will cut into a tropical depression by Tuesday.

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