Xmas typhoon kills at least 12 in Philippines

A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 12 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday. Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of 150 kph, heavy rain and flooding. More than 58,000 people were evacuated from their … Continue reading Xmas typhoon kills at least 12 in Philippines

Deadly typhoon kills dozens in Japan

Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 23 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo. There were also 16 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as Typhoon Hagibis left … Continue reading Deadly typhoon kills dozens in Japan