Typhoon death toll in Philippines climbs to 64 | Pakistan Today

Typhoon death toll in Philippines climbs to 64

HONG KONG: Philippine police say the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 64.

The national police also say 45 other people are missing and 33 were injured in the massive storm, which battered the northern Philippines on Saturday.

The hardest-hit province was Benguet, where 38 people died, mostly in two landslides, and 37 remain missing.

After blowing past the Philippines, the typhoon lashed Hong Kong and other parts of southern China on Sunday.

Chinese state media say more than 2.45 million people have been relocated in southern China’s Guangdong province to flee Typhoon Mangkhut.

State media also cited the Guangdong provincial meteorological station as saying that by Sunday evening, nearly 50,000 fishing boats had been called back to port.

The official Xinhua News Agency says groceries flew off the shelves of supermarkets in the provincial capital of Guangzhou as residents stocked up in preparation for being confined at home by the typhoon.

The massive storm left dozens dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines on Saturday.