typhoon mangkhut deaths
Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, is beginning to move away from the Philippines after making its way across Luzon the morning (local time) of Saturday, September 15. With damage to roads preventing the entry of heavy equipment, soldiers, police and miners used shovels to channel water from a nearby stream to loosen the earth. The death toll caused by Typhoon Mangkhut and monsoon rains in the Philippines has reached 127, with at least 111 people still missing. More than five million people were at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center downgraded from a super typhoon but stated is still bringing winds and gusts equivalent to a category 4 Atlantic hurricane. Updated: Sep 16, 2018 10:18 PM. Typhoon Mangkhut death count- Flood waters hit the region (Image: GETTY) Landslides trapped up to 40 people, most of whom were gold miners, … Officials in the Philippines say it’s unlikely that dozens of people survived a landslide that hit a chapel during Typhoon Mangkhut. Mangkhut is on track to be as strong as Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 6,000 people dead in the Philippines in 2013, though that storm hit a more populated part of the country. Mangkhut, a category five typhoon, swept through the Philippine region of Luzon on Saturday, wreaking destruction on homes and crops and causing massive flooding. During the day about 300 rescuers used shovels and their bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil. "I talked to the president last night. The fate of 70 men who went to check on their coastal homes during storm surges caused by the typhoon, also known as Typhoon Ompong, is also being investigated. The storm hit the densely populated southern coast of China on Sunday night. Typhoon Mangkhut ripped … In Hong Kong, Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu urged residents to prepare for the worst, as Mangkhut heads towards the southern Chinese city. The storm is now headed for Yunnan province, a popular tourist area. 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