The typhoon hit the philippine mainland and bring heavy rain

A 33-year-old man has been killed by electric shock while he was in time to repair the roof on his house. With wind gusts of up to 65 metres in seconds, the t

The typhoon hit the philippine mainland and bring heavy rain

A 33-year-old man has been killed by electric shock while he was in time to repair the roof on his house.

With wind gusts of up to 65 metres in seconds, the typhoon Kammuri on Tuesday hit the mainland in the Philippines.

the Typhoon has brought heavy rain with it and has already claimed its first fatal victim.

Flights have been set, and government offices and schools in the capital city of Manila is closed.

Over 449 flights have been delayed, and in total, about 100,000 passengers have been hit by delays. All four terminals of Manila's international airport is closed until at 23.00 on Tuesday local time.

at the same time, warns the authorities about the risk of floods, storm surge and landslides.

In the region of Bicol has a 33-year-old man lost his life. He got an electric shock when he tried to repair the roof on his house. This was stated by a local official for the region's radio station.

Prior to the tyfonens arrival, the local authorities evacuated around 225.000 people.

Kammuri, which locally goes under the name Tisoy, is the 20. the typhoon that hit the Philippines in years.

Spokesman for the disaster response, Mark Timbal says that thorough preparation is the cause of that, so far, has managed to minimize the human consequences.

- We have seen a dramatic improvement in the local authorities ' ability to prepare for disasters, he says to feed the ANC.

- for Example, supplies were brought out in good time before the storm's arrival, he adds.

Tv images show that the local airport in the city of Legazpi is hard hit. Footage shows extensive structural damage and cables, lamps and panels that hang down from the ceiling of the departure hall.

This year's southeast asian games will be held in the Philippines until the 11. december. As a result of the storm, the organizers have postponed several of the competitions.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 03 December 2019, 13:01

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