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Four dead and nearly 350,000 evacuated as world’s strongest storm of 2020 hits Philippines

Four dead and nearly 350,000 evacuated as world’s strongest storm of 2020 hits Philippines

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At least four people have died and nearly 350,000 are in evacuation centres as a super typhoon hits the Philippines.Goni, the world's strongest storm so far this year, made landfall in the southern Bicol region, with sustained winds of 140mph (225kph) and gusts of 174mph (280kph). The victims included one person who was reportedly hit by a tree and a five-year-old who was washed away after a river overflowed in Albay province.Governor Al Francis Bichara also received reports of volcanic mud flows, as well as electricity supply and communication service outages. Image: Heavy rainfall in Sorsogon city during Typhoon Goni Video footage by news channels and on social media showed rivers overflowing and some dikes destroyed, submerging vil...