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Super Typhoon killed at least ten people in Philippines

The typhoon that wreaked havoc in the Philippines, bringing 174 mile-per-hour winds triggering volcanic mudflows that engulfed some 150 houses.

Hira Lama Published: 2020-11-02 17:40:58

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Manila: At least ten people have died in a devastating super typhoon that wreaked havoc in the Philippines, bringing 174 mile-per-hour winds triggering volcanic mudflows that engulfed some 150 houses.

Typhoon Goni - one of the most powerful typhoons in the world this year - blasted into the eastern island province of Catanduanes at dawn with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour, threatening some provinces still recovering from a deadly typhoon that hit a week ago.

Goni - which brought severe gusts of 174 miles per hour at its most extreme - barreled through densely populated regions and threatened to sideswipe Manila, which shut down its main airport in response.


But the typhoon shifted southward on Sunday night and spared the capital, the government's weather agency said.

At least nine people were killed in the hard-hit province of Albay, including a father and son.

Ricardo Jalad - who heads the government's disaster-response agency - had feared that the typhoon could wreak major damage due to its enormous force.


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