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Typhoon Phanfone: Death toll increased to 28 in Philippine


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

27th Dec, 2019. 10:46 am
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The number of deaths increased to 28 due to Typhoon Phanfone in the Philippines.

Typhoon Phanfone, which began on Tuesday in Christmas days, resulted in severe floods and destruction of homes in many provinces of the Philippines.

Twelve people are also missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council.

Apart from that, more than 58,000 people were evacuated and thousands have been stranded due to typhoons.

Some of the deceased were hit by trees or were drowned, according to officials.

Phanfone was the seventh disaster that happened in Philippine this year.

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The storm had attacked several islands with breezes of 190km/h. the storm has ultimately devastated homes and power lines.

Many people are missing as they got stuck when they were heading towards their homes for Christmas.

Typhoon phanfone started making the first landfall on Tuesday night. However, it continues to destroy islands situated in the central Philippines thought the Christmas day.

According to the local news agency, one family tried to reach the higher ground when they were swept away by the flood and was killed.

Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross Richard Gordon had said, “A lot of people have lost their homes and they need food.”

He has also informed that water and power services have also been suspended in several areas.

Phanfone made its way towards South China City on Thursday.

Philippines Phanfone has hit near to the regions hit by Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan was said to be the most powerful storm that caused landfall in 2013.

That was the deadliest typhoon that happened as it killed over 6,000 people.

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