World News – GB – Thousands flee as Typhoon Molave ​​hits Philippines


Thousands of people were evacuated in the Philippines as Typhoon Molave ​​swept through the nation of Southeast Asia

The typhoon known locally as Quinta has forced nearly 25,000 people in the Bicol region to leave their homes amid threats of landslides and flash floods, authorities said Classes have been suspended in the capital region and in several provinces

The typhoon reached its fifth land in Eastern Mindoro at 3.30amm Monday, with maximum winds of 125 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 180 kilometers, the Philippine meteorological office said. It is expected to intensify within 24 to 48 hours before leaving the country on Tuesday

About 20 cyclones pass through the disaster-prone Philippines per year, mostly in the second half of the year In May, the government said storms were likely to complicate the country’s fight against the coronavirus as it will need to evacuate tens of thousands people from areas affected by the typhoon

Tropical Cyclone, PAGASA, Philippines, Bicol

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