Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines

Updated: 2015-10-20 09:53


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Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines

Residents push a tricycle to a higher ground along a flooded highway in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija in northern Philippines October 19, 2015, after the province was hit by Typhoon Koppu. [Photo/Agencies]

MANILA -- At least 10 people were killed and five others injured as typhoon Koppu, locally named Lando, lashed the northern Philippines for the second day, the government reported Monday night.

As of 12 p.m. local time, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said a total of 283,486 persons were affected in the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol and Cordillera Administrative Region, with 36 road sections and 18 bridges remains not impassable.

Powerful winds and heavy rain caused power interruptions in three cities and 65 municipalities in Luzon. Bad weather also led to the cancellation of 48 flights, with more than 5,000 passengers and 215 rolling cargoes stranded.

Most of communication lines in Luzon have been restored except Casiguran, Aurora, where Koppu made landfall on Sunday morning.

Due to bad weather, classes and government work have been suspended in most of northern Philippines.

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