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Philippines: Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction01:39

Philippines: Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction

Philippines, Aparri, Cagayan
September 16, 2018 at 07:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Communities are counting the cost of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Ompong, after it tore though northern Philippines.

Blocked roads, collapsed roofs and flooding caused havoc to Aparri in the northern Cagayan province on Sunday. Residents were forced to flee to evacuation centres in winds of up 185km/h (115mph).

At least 25 people have died in the strongest storm to hit the country in 2018.

The typhoon made landfall at Baggao, in the north-east of the main island of Luzon, at about 01:40 local time on Saturday (17:40 GMT on Friday).

It is now headed towards southern China.

Philippines: Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction01:39
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Communities are counting the cost of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Ompong, after it tore though northern Philippines.

Blocked roads, collapsed roofs and flooding caused havoc to Aparri in the northern Cagayan province on Sunday. Residents were forced to flee to evacuation centres in winds of up 185km/h (115mph).

At least 25 people have died in the strongest storm to hit the country in 2018.

The typhoon made landfall at Baggao, in the north-east of the main island of Luzon, at about 01:40 local time on Saturday (17:40 GMT on Friday).

It is now headed towards southern China.

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