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Storm-hit Philippines braces for highly effective hurricane

MANILA: No less than one particular person died and 17 had been lacking after a storm dumped heavy rain and triggered flooding within the Philippines, authorities mentioned Thursday (Sep 9), as a robust hurricane barrelled in the direction of the nation.

Tropical Storm Conson hit the central province of Japanese Samar as a hurricane on Monday earlier than weakening because it handed over the archipelago, forcing round 10,000 individuals to flee their properties, in accordance with the Nationwide Catastrophe Threat Discount and Administration Council.

One particular person drowned on the island province of Marinduque, mentioned Mark Timbal, spokesman for the catastrophe company.

One other two deaths reported in Masbate province had been but to be confirmed by the authorities.

No less than 17 individuals, principally fishermen, have been confirmed lacking.

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