200,000 Evacuated atter Typhoon Kammur Hit the Philippines

Flights and Sea Travel were Suspended as the Storm Passed near the Capital, Manila


More than 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the coastal and mountainous region of the Philippines amid fears of flooding following a strong typhoon that hit the Island on Monday night.

Typhoon Kammur hit the Southeast Asian nation at about 16:00 GMT.

The powerful storm was strongly felt in the country’s main island of Luzon.

Tuesday’s storm was the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year.

The government ordered the evacuation of people due to fears of possible flooding and landslides. Operations at the country’s international airport were also suspended.

Sea travel in the northeast region of the country was also suspended.

The impact of Monday’s storm was yet to be assessed.