Typhoon Noru: 5 Dead, 74,000 Abandon Homes, Millions Left Without Power In Philippines
Philippines’ main Luzon island has become the worst hit region of Typhoon Noru, as millions have been left without electricity. The Typhoon also claimed the lives of five rescuers. Reportedly, electricity has been entirely cut in the provinces of Nueva, Ecija and Aurora, were around 2.5 million people reside. Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla said that generators will be sent to the areas. Meanwhile, over 74,000 residents fled their homes.
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Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Earthquake Of 7.1 Magnitude Jolts Northern Philippines; 4 Dead & 60 Injured
An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on the richter scale struck the central Luzon island in the Philippines, on July 27. According to Interior and Local government secretary Benhur Abalos, at least four persons were killed and 60 others were injured. Abalos then stated that at least 60 landslides were triggered because of the quake. Furthermore, the quake affected 15 provinces, 15 cities, 218 municipalities and 6,756 villages.
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