Typhoon leaves 9 dead in Philippines

Baku, December 16, AZERTAC

Nine people were killed and hundreds spent the night huddled on their roofs in the central Philippines as floods generated by a powerful typhoon inundated villages, according to Asia Times.

Typhoon Melor (locally known as Nona) had paralyzed the capital Manila by late Tuesday, with flood waters chest-deep in some areas disrupting train services and causing traffic gridlock on major roads. Five people were listed as missing. Schools were shut in the greater Manila area and nearby cities. The typhoon, known locally as Nona, was about 150km north-west of Mindoro island, just to the south of Manila, with winds at its center of 130kph.

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