• 5 killed by ‘Glenda,’ thousands flee homes – NDRRMC

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    At least five people were killed and over a hundred thousand were forced to leave their homes as Typhoon Glenda barrelled its way across Southern Luzon, initial government reports said.

    The typhoon also cut power in 90 percent of Manila and parts of Luzon.

    Glenda (international codename Rammasun) was packing 250 kilometer per hour winds as it made landfall Tuesday afternoon in the Bicol region.

    The National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest update said that one woman was killed in Allen, Samar, after an electrical post fell on her.

    At least person was killed in Central Luzon and three in Lucena City in Quezon province, NDRRMC reported.

    Two people were injured in Camarines Sur, and at least three fishermen were reported missing.

    The eye of the storm barely missed Metro Manila, but strong winds forced thousands of people to seek shelter and power outages hit many parts of the metropolis.

    ANTHONY VARGAS

     

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