The typhoon in the Philippines prevents thousands to get home for christmas

Many planes and ferries in the Philippines is cancelled due to bad weather after a typhoon has hit the country. In the Philippines is at least 23.700 færgepas

The typhoon in the Philippines prevents thousands to get home for christmas

Many planes and ferries in the Philippines is cancelled due to bad weather after a typhoon has hit the country.

In the Philippines is at least 23.700 færgepassagerer stranded and can't get home for christmas.

A powerful typhoon has struck the eastern Philippines and forced authorities to cancel many flights and ferries.

the Ferries in the eastern and central Philippines can not sail because of high waves and violent storms, and it prevents many from coming home to their families at some of the thousands of islands.

Dozens of domestic flights are also cancelled due to the typhoon, named Phanfone.

This means that thousands of airline passengers on Tuesday is waiting in the airports in the capital Manila and other cities.

Phanfone hit the eastern Samar province shortly before at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning Danish time.

It has gusts up to 150 kilometres an hour, informs the Philippine meteorological bureau.

Several other provinces are expected to experience devastating storms on Tuesday.

- It can cause light to moderate damage on high risk buildings and most light damage at medium-risk buildings, the sounds from the Norwegian meteorological institute.

Phanfone, which is also being called Ursula, is the 21. the typhoon that hit the Philippines in years.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 11:00

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