Typhoon Mangkhut: 54 dead in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: 54 dead in Philippines

Rescue efforts ramped up in the Philippines Sunday to aid a quarter of a million people caught in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, as authorities said dozens had been killed in the strongest storm of the year. Government officials reported Sunday that 54 people had died, with 42 still missing. Efforts to locate those still missing will resume on Monday.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque said most of the deaths were due to landslides, mainly in the Cordillera Administrative Region. More than 250,000 people were affected by the storm across the country, with around half of those seeking shelter in evacuation centers in the country’s north.

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