Philippine president to inspect typhoon damage, death toll rises to 16

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will inspect on Monday areas hit by Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, as authorities claimed mandatory evacuations had prevented a higher death toll even as some areas remained cut off.

The country’s disaster agency said in a statement Goni had killed at least 16 people with three people reported missing.

Goni, the 18th cyclone to hit the Philippines this year and among the strongest typhoons to hit the nation since Haiyan that killed more than 6,300 people in 2013, battered provinces south of the capital on Sunday, according to Reuters.

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