July 12, 2020

Deaths in the Philippines increase by typhoon Kammuri to 11

At least eleven people have died in the Philippines due to the passage of Typhoon Kammuri, who crossed the center of the country the day before and is already out of Philippine territory, while more than 458,000 people are in evacuation centers.

Five fatalities were registered in the Bicol region (east), five others killed in the Mimaropa region (west) and one dead in the city of Ormoc (center), according to sources from the National Center for Disaster Reduction (NDRRMC).

This agency also said in a statement early in the morning that the typhoon, baptized as Tisoy in the Philippines, has caused damage to at least 38 buildings, a dozen power lines, 12 roads and 8 bridges.

In addition, 521 domestic and international flights were canceled due to bad weather, mostly due to the suspension on Tuesday of all operations at Manila Ninoy Aquino airport, while the interruption of sea transportation affected more than 3,300 passengers.

Kammuri crossed part of the central region of the Philippines on Tuesday from east to west with sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour and gusts of 235 kilometers per hour, according to the Philippine meteorological agency PAGASA, before losing strength and becoming a tropical storm to get away from the archipelago.

The authorities, which still assess damage and collect data from several regions, warn that rainfall continues in several areas of the country and the risk of travel by ship.

The typhoon has also altered the development of the Southeast Asian Games, inaugurated on Saturday with the participation of more than 5,600 athletes, and in which the competitions of some eight disciplines have been postponed or suspended, the organization announced last night.

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