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Philippine typhoon havoc claims 25 lives

MNA International Desk: At least 25 people were killed as devastating Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines, mostly the in mountainous areas, reported news agency.

Landslides in the Cordillera region on the main island of Luzon left 20 people dead and four in nearby Nueva Vizcaya province, a presidential adviser said on Sunday.

Another death resulted from a treefall in the province of Ilocos Sur, Francis Tolentino said by telephone.

The tally reflected the situation at 9 a.m., said Tolentino, the main disaster response coordinator and an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that reports from other areas of northern Luzon, hit by the typhoon on Saturday, were still flowing in.

The Cordillera deaths were confirmed by Emmanuel Salamat, of the office of civil defense, who said police had reported at least 20 dead there.

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