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Typhoon Phanfone: Christmas storm kills 13 in the Philippines – Sky News, Sky.com

Typhoon Phanfone: Christmas storm kills 13 in the Philippines – Sky News, Sky.com


             

A typhoon that hit the Philippines over Christmas killed at least 19 People, officials say.

Typhoon Phanfone struck late on Tuesday, bringing winds of up to (mph and gusts of) ************************************** mph, heavy rain and flooding.

More than 90 , 12 people were evacuated from their homes before the storm arrived, causing widespread property damage.

  

Lamp posts damaged due to typhoon Phanfone lie on a road in Ormoc City, Leyte province in central Philippines on December 25, 2019

      

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        Typhoon Phanfone struck late on Tuesday      

 

  

Motorists wade through a flooded highway, caused by heavy rains due to typhoon Phanfone, in Ormoc City, Leyte province in central Philippines

      

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        Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes      

Scores of flights were cancelled, with more than 20, 06 People also left stranded at ports when ferries were suspended.

The deaths occurred in the central provinces of Capiz, Iloilo and Leyte.

This included a 19 – year-old boy who was electrocuted, a man killed by a tree branch and another killed in a car accident.

The typhoon left the Philippines on Wednesday night and was out over the South China Sea, moving west.

The country experiences an average of 20 typhoons a year, with the storms becoming stronger in recent years.

  

      

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        The typhoon left the Philippines on Wednesday night      

More than 6, 06 people died and 200, 06 homes were destroyed when Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest-ever storm to make landfall in the Philippines, hit the central islands of Leyte and Samar in (*******************************.

    Motorists wade through a flooded highway, caused by heavy rains due to typhoon Phanfone, in Ormoc City, Leyte province in central Philippines

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Motorists wade through a flooded highway, caused by heavy rains due to typhoon Phanfone, in Ormoc City, Leyte province in central Philippines

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