At least one person has been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed after Typhoon Vongfong fiercely hit towns in Philippines. The storm, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, produced winds measuring about 115 mph, and heavy rain. The winds flew debris through the air.
Typhoon Vongfong has hit land in eastern Philippines on Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic. The name “Vongfong” is derived from the name for “wasp” in Cantonese. The storm is headed towards one of the country’s most populous island, Luzon, where it is expected to wreak havoc till Saturday.
The death toll after Typhoon Phanfone struck the Philippines is increasing, and the typhoon has so far claimed the lives of at least 28 people. In the meantime, the typhoon has weakened considerably and has left the country. With gusts of wind up to 200 kilometers per hour, Typhoon Phanfone swept across the Philippines just before Christmas, from the east to the west of the islands.
At least three people are dead and dozens are injured after a powerful typhoon swept Tokyo in the early hours of Monday morning. The typhoon caused power cuts and major disruptions to the nation’s transport sector, inconveniencing thousands of early morning commuters.