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After the onslaught of Typhoon Kammuri in the Philippines.

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Philippine Typhoon Kammuri death toll rises to 17

 

MANILA – The death toll from Typhoon Kammuri, locally known as Tisoy, rose to 17 on Wednesday (December 4) after it hit provinces south of the Philippine capital of Manila, officials said.

Disaster agencies said that at least 18 people were also injured and two more reported missing in the onslaught of the powerful typhoon that made landfall on Monday night.

The fatalities included a man in Ormoc city who was killed after he was hit by an uprooted tree, and five people in Central Mindoro—including two people who were  hit by fallen trees. Another five people were killed in the Bicol region where the typhoon caused an estimated damage of 667 million pesos.

In Camarines Sur, two people drowned in floodwaters brought by torrential rain from Kammuri. In Batangas, a 57-year-old man reportedly drowned while crossing the swollen Pinamucan River.

The typhoon also disrupted some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until December 11.

Typhoon Kammuri is set to leave the Philippines on Wednesday night, according to the national weather bureau. ICA/Expat Media

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