Typhoon Phanfone: Philippines counts cost of deadly storm

Manila (HRNW) Typhoon Phanfone has killed at least 13 people in the Philippines, leaving a trail of devastation through the centre of the country. The storm battered several islands with gusts of 190km/h (118mph), destroying homes and power lines. Many people are missing. Thousands were left stranded as they tried to make their way home for Christmas. according to BBC News Phanfone struck close to regions hit by Typhoon Haiyan – the most powerful storm ever to make landfall – in 2013.More than 6,000 people were killed in November that year, making it the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon.


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