Deadly Christmas Typhoon Hits Philippines, Thousands Stranded

Typhoon Phanfone hit three provinces in the central Philippines on Christmas Eve, killing at least 16 people.

The typhoon was upgraded from a tropical storm just before it made landfall on Tuesday around 5 p.m. More than 58,000 people were evacuated, and thousands more were stranded or kept from spending the holiday with their families.

The storm caused severe damage to homes, fallen trees, and several provinces are without electricity. Some roads were impassable on Thursday, and emergency services were distributing food and medical aid throughout the area.

Source: Christmas Typhoon Batters Central Philippines – The New York Times

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