Typhoon Rammasun Death Toll at 60 in Philippines

Manila, July 18 (QNA) – The death toll in typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines has reached 60, officials said Friday, as a new storm threatened to bring more rains over the country’s eastern provinces.

The weather bureau said tropical storm Matmo would bring moderate to heavy rains as it moved closer to the country from the east. It was packing winds of up to 65 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 80 kph.

More than half a million people were displaced by the strongest cyclone to hit the country so far this year, which knocked out power in the affected areas, including Manila.

While electricity was restored in most parts of the capital, more than 1.5 million people were still without power in provinces south of Manila and in the eastern Bicol region, the distribution company said. (QNA)

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