Typhoon Nesat has finally passed over the Philippines, but now the huge clean-up begins. At the moment, the death toll is 18, with another 35 people missing. One of the first casualties was a 22-month-old baby who fell into a swollen river.
The category 3 storm lashed the main island of Luzon, the country’s most populated and the location of the capital Manila. Over 100,000 people were evacuated from one of the island’s provinces. Winds reached speeds of 200 kilometres per hour.
The Philippines Stock Exchange, offices, schools and universities were all closed as power supplies were cut. Electricity is now gradually being restored in Manila, but more than one million people are still without power.
Widespread flooding affected transport as roads were deluged, causing disruption to metro services and flights. Officials cancelled some trains as a precaution after high winds toppled electricity posts.
Nesat is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. Almost exactly two years ago, category 2 Typhoon Ketsana killed almost 750 people and caused more than 800 million euros worth of damage.
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