Four dead in Philippines
TYPHOON Kammuri has barrelled across the Philippines, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands to abandon high-risk villages and closing Manila’s international airport.
At least four people died and several others were reported injured. Officials attributed the low casualty figure to the early evacuation of hundreds of thousands of villagers from areas prone to high waves.
Kammuri blew across island provinces in the southern fringes of the main northern Luzon island before blowing into the South China Sea.