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Philippine authorities say Typhoon Aghon leaves at least 7 dead


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Philippine authorities say Typhoon Aghon leaves at least 7 dead

RESCUE. Members of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Southern Quezon rescue residents in a flooded area in Bel Dash Air Eco Park, Barangay 10, Lucena, Quezon, on May 26, 2024.

Philippine Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog

The typhoon is heading towards the east coast of Japan as of May 28

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine authorities said at least seven people had been killed by Typhoon Aghon (Ewiniar), which hit the country on the weekend, and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Tuesday, May 28, that search and rescue efforts would continue.

Aghon brought strong winds and heavy rain in provinces south of the capital, shutting down airports and seaports and disrupting power supply.

The typhoon was heading towards the east coast of Japan on Tuesday, with sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour ) and gustiness of up to 160 km/h (100 miles per hour).

A 14-year-old girl was confirmed dead in southern Misamis Oriental province after a tree fell on a parked vehicle she was boarding. Another student was injured, the national disaster agency said in a report.

In Quezon province, east of the capital, six people were reported dead, police major Elizabeth Capistrano told DWPM radio station. Among the deceased were two men, aged 56 and 22, who drowned, and a 39-year-old man who was hit by a falling tree.

Marcos, speaking ahead of a state visit to Brunei, said the storm affected nearly 27,000 people, and disrupted operations of three airports and nine seaports over the weekend.

Aghon was the first tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year. The Southeast Asian nation sees an average of 20 storms annually, often resulting in heavy rains, strong winds, and deadly landslides. –

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