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Cyclone ‘Goni’ kills 10 people in the Philippines, the 18th hurricane this year

At least 10 people were killed and three more were missing due to cyclone ‘Goni’ in the Bicol region on Luzon Island in the Philippines. This information was provided by the Office of the Department of Civil Protection of the Philippines (OCD).

Nine people died in the hard-hit Albay Province, while one was killed in Catanduanes Province, according to OCD. According to the meteorological department, ‘Goni’ caused strong winds at a speed of 225-310 km / h. The cyclone hit Luzon Island at 4:50 a.m. on Sunday morning.

According to OCD, more than 3.90 lakh were evacuated to safer locations after the storm. More than 3.45 people live in government institutions.

Floods and landslides have caused great devastation in the Bicol region due to the storm. 12 of the 17 areas in the Philippines are affected by the storm. ‘Goni’ also passed the western region of Luzon after a few hours of subsidence. It will also go through Quezon Province and Manila. The storm is likely to ease when it hits Manila. Then it’s on to the South China Sea.

‘Goni’ is the 18th cyclone to hit the Philippines this year. Significantly, from June to December each year, the Philippines experience multiple cyclone storms, causing hundreds of deaths and billions in property damage.

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