Powerful Typhoon hits Philippines

Powerful Typhoon hits Philippines

A typhoon packing gusts of wind up to 255km/h (158mph) has made landfall in the eastern Philippines. Nock-Ten hit the coast near Catanduanes island at 18:30 local time (10:30GMT) but there are no reports yet of damage or casualties.

However, some 100,000 people have been moved from areas at risk in the Bicol region amid fears of widespread flooding and possible landslides. Dozens of ports have closed, with warnings of two-metre (6.6ft) waves. In October, Super Typhoon Haima hit the country, killing at least four people.

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