resize_281113080624nidhiLand-240x40
Thertha group

Manila: Typhoon hits Philippines; 8 dead, millions without power

[ updated 12 Oct 2013, 14:37:42]Courtesy: ZN

Manila, Oct 12 2013: Typhoon Nari pummelled the northern Philippines early Saturday, ripping roofs off buildings, killing eight people and leaving more than two million people without electricity.

Nari slammed into the Asian country’s east coast around midnight (1600 GMT yesterday), toppling trees and pylons as it cut a westward swathe through the farming regions of the main island of Luzon, officials said.

“A lot of big trees have fallen down. Clean-up crews with chainsaws are out to clear the roads,” British freelance journalist James Reynolds told a news agency from the coastal town of Baler, near where Nari had hit land.

“The wind picked up very quickly, very dramatically. We had the wind coming right off the ocean for four hours, very strong, typhoon-force winds,” said Reynolds, who had checked into a hotel two hours before the typhoon struck.

As Nari moved inland, dumping rain, a wall of mud fell on a police barracks near the town of Magalang, killing an officer awaiting deployment to rescue typhoon victims, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

A person was electrocuted by a loose power line in nearby Candaba town, while trees fell on a house and a vehicle in Nueva Ecija province, killing three people, the council’s spokesman Rey Balido told a news conference in Manila.

Two children and an elderly person drowned in the province of Bulacan, which suffered widespread flooding, provincial governor Wilhelmino Alvarado told ABS-CBN television in an interview.

In the Bulacan town of San Ildefonso, Frankie Gracia, 30, was nearly swept away and had to be pulled back to safety by two policemen when he tried to cross a street that had turned into a raging river.

The farmer said he wanted to take a sack of pork to relatives. He had been forced to butcher his pig after it fell ill from exposure to the rain.

“I needed to reach the other side soon, otherwise the meat would spoil,” he told a news agency.

The typhoon blacked out 37 towns and cities across central Luzon, according to a tally by the civil defence office in the region.

Road and utility crews were out clearing roads and restoring power, but it could take up to two days before electricity is restored and major highways are reopened to traffic, Nigel Lontoc, a disaster official for the region, told a news agency by telephone.

A total of 2.1 million people live in the areas now without electricity, according to official population figures.

Balido said four people were listed as missing, including a fisherman on the country’s east coast who had been sleeping in his boat when the cyclone made landfall.

Comments on this article

  • 11111
  • Power Plus1111
  • udupi-properties1

World  News
us_mwn2
US drone kills six militants in northwest Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 20: At least six Taliban militants were killed today when a US drone targeted their hideout in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
rahman_mwn
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Lakhvi must not be set free: Pakistani daily

Islamabad, Dec 20: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi cannot be allowed to simply walk away free, an editorial of a… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
obama_mwn3
Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

Washington, Dec 20: President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
peshawar_mwn
Tehrik-e-Taliban now threatens to kill children of Pakistani politicians

Peshawar, Dec 20: Enraged over Pakistani government executing two terrorists, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), terror outfit responsible for Peshawar massacre, has now threatened to… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
richard_mwn2
Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Washington, Dec 20: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
us_mwn2
US drone kills six militants in northwest Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 20: At least six Taliban militants were killed today when a US drone targeted their hideout in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
rahman_mwn
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Lakhvi must not be set free: Pakistani daily

Islamabad, Dec 20: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi cannot be allowed to simply walk away free, an editorial of a… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
obama_mwn3
Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

Washington, Dec 20: President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
peshawar_mwn
Tehrik-e-Taliban now threatens to kill children of Pakistani politicians

Peshawar, Dec 20: Enraged over Pakistani government executing two terrorists, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), terror outfit responsible for Peshawar massacre, has now threatened to… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
richard_mwn2
Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Washington, Dec 20: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
us_mwn2
US drone kills six militants in northwest Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 20: At least six Taliban militants were killed today when a US drone targeted their hideout in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
rahman_mwn
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Lakhvi must not be set free: Pakistani daily

Islamabad, Dec 20: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi cannot be allowed to simply walk away free, an editorial of a… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
obama_mwn3
Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

Washington, Dec 20: President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
peshawar_mwn
Tehrik-e-Taliban now threatens to kill children of Pakistani politicians

Peshawar, Dec 20: Enraged over Pakistani government executing two terrorists, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), terror outfit responsible for Peshawar massacre, has now threatened to… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
richard_mwn2
Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Washington, Dec 20: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John… Related PostsManila: Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38Manila: Typhoon Nari kills 12 in PhilippinesManila: Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines TAIPEI: Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and PhilippinesManila: Philippines typhoon disaster : Official death toll reaches 1,744Typhoon hits southern China, heads to VietnamZemanta

Read more
Manipal World News Poll
No poll available
x
Thertha group
X

x