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Increase to 29 fatalities after the passage of typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ by the Philippines

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Posted 16/09/2018 15:27:43CET

MADRID, 16 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –

At least 13 people have died and five others are missing as a result of the typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ in its passage through the Philippines, which has been accompanied by winds of over 200 kilometers and heavy rains, as has been reported this Saturday, the chinese news agency Xinhua, citing the National Council philippine Disaster Control (NDRRMC, for its acronym in English).

“As we move forward, this figure will increase”, and has prevented the director of the NDRRMC, Ricardo Jalad.

The typhoon, the most powerful to hit the Philippines this year and that the country has been baptized as ‘Ompong’, has pushed more than 100,000 people to flee their homes. After passing through the north of the island of Luzon, where about half of the population of the country, the typhoon continues to move toward southern China, where it is expected to hit Hong Kong, and Vietnam, with winds of about 170 kilometres per hour.

The meteorological service of the philippines, PAGASA, has lowered the alert at the national level, given that the typhoon is not already on the territory, but has warned that it is still maintained for several hours the strong winds and rains that could cause flooding and landslides.

In this sense, it has reiterated the appeal to the population to be alert and continue to take precautions. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes before the arrival of the typhoon, which has left your step, trees, rooftops, and poles uprooted, flooding in some areas.

Manuel Mamba, governor of Cagayán, the province in which ‘Mangkhut’ landfall in the town of Baggao, has requested assistance from the national Government, after the harvests of rice and corn have been swept away and the electric service has been interrupted in the entire region. “We need a lot of help and want the assistance of the national Government,” he declared in an interview to a local environment.

The minister of Health, Francisco Duque, it has been reported that several medical centers in the regions of Cagayán and Ilocos have been damaged by the typhoon, which has led to the transfer of 50 patients of one of them.

For his part, the minister of Defence, Delfin Lorenzana, has indicated that in the town of Baggao, where it has touched the ground the typhoon, at least 1,000 homes have been destroyed in the course of the same, as well as three electrical towers and numerous crops. Have also been cut off to traffic by landslides and flooding several roads in northern Luzon.

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