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Death toll in Philippine typhoon rises to 10 as storm moves off

Updated : 2019-12-04 17:25:43

The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year, hit land on Monday night, prompting forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights. It also disrupted the schedule for some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until December 11.

Strong winds and heavy rain batter a flooded landscape as the typhoon Kammuri hits Gloria, Oriental Mindor, Philippines, December 3, 2019 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Patrick Josh Valisno/Social Media via REUTERS
Strong winds and heavy rain batter a flooded landscape as the typhoon Kammuri hits Gloria, Oriental Mindor, Philippines, December 3, 2019 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Patrick Josh Valisno/Social Media via REUTERS
A man walks past electric poles lying on the main highway after Typhoon Kammuri hit Camalig town, Philippines. The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. REUTERS/Nino Luces
A man walks past electric poles lying on the main highway after Typhoon Kammuri hit Camalig town, Philippines. The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. REUTERS/Nino Luces
A woman waits to receive assistance at the Delpan Evacuation Center after Typhoon Kammuri hit Metro Manila. An average of 20 typhoons annually hit the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. REUTERS/Ann Wang
A woman waits to receive assistance at the Delpan Evacuation Center after Typhoon Kammuri hit Metro Manila. An average of 20 typhoons annually hit the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. REUTERS/Ann Wang
A mother and her child wait to receive assistance at Delpan Evacuation Center. Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report. Five more were killed in a region south of the capital. REUTERS/Ann Wang
A mother and her child wait to receive assistance at Delpan Evacuation Center. Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report. Five more were killed in a region south of the capital. REUTERS/Ann Wang
A family gathers at Delpan Evacuation Center. Around 345,000 people are still in evacuation centres, awaiting authorities' clearance for them to return home, disaster agency spokesman Mark Timbal told broadcaster ANC. REUTERS/Ann Wang
A family gathers at Delpan Evacuation Center. Around 345,000 people are still in evacuation centres, awaiting authorities' clearance for them to return home, disaster agency spokesman Mark Timbal told broadcaster ANC. REUTERS/Ann Wang
Children look on at the Delpan Evacuation Center after Typhoon Kammuri hit Metro Manila. Sustained winds of Kammuri weakened to 100 kilometres per hour (67 miles per hour), with gusts of up to 125 kph (78 mph) as it heads towards the South China Sea. It is set to leave the Philippines on Wednesday night, the state weather bureau said. REUTERS/Ann Wang
Children look on at the Delpan Evacuation Center after Typhoon Kammuri hit Metro Manila. Sustained winds of Kammuri weakened to 100 kilometres per hour (67 miles per hour), with gusts of up to 125 kph (78 mph) as it heads towards the South China Sea. It is set to leave the Philippines on Wednesday night, the state weather bureau said. REUTERS/Ann Wang
A man walks on the flooded entrance of the Rizal Memorial Stadium, one of the venues for Southeast Asian Games 2019, after Typhoon Kammuri hit Metro Manila. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year, hit land on Monday night, prompting forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights. It also disrupted the schedule for some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until December 11. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
A man walks on the flooded entrance of the Rizal Memorial Stadium, one of the venues for Southeast Asian Games 2019, after Typhoon Kammuri hit Metro Manila. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year, hit land on Monday night, prompting forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights. It also disrupted the schedule for some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until December 11. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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