Ten dead, nine injured as Super Typhoon Megi clears Philippines
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Megi is currently a "super typhoon" with winds in excess of 185 km/h (115 mph). It brought strong winds and heavy rains to northern provinces Monday, knocking out power and forcing the cancellation of flights.
Experts indicated that Megi might damage up to 60% of the rice crop in theon the main island of , producer of about one-third of the rice for the Philippines.
Reports state that landslides have blocked roads in the Baguio City.province, Luzon. Four casualties were caused by drowning, three by a building collapse, two by collapsed trees and one by a lightning strike. It has been reported that nine people were injured in , , and
Thousands of soldiers were on standby as the storm hit, ready to deliver aid to those affected.
Megi began to clear the Philippines and is heading towards mainland China. The typhoon soaked the capital, Manila, with rain until 8 pm local time Tuesday.
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