Several killed and 180,000 evacuated as Typhoon Vamco hits the Philippines

At least six people have died and 10 others are missing after Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the Philippines on Wednesday night, according to a report by CNN affiliate CNN Philippines.Citing national police, CNN Philippines reported a 68-year-old and 70-year-old were among those killed.

More than 180,000 people were evacuated as the typhoon battered the country, hitting many of the same communities that were devastated by Super Typhoon Goni just 10 days before.

Typhoon Vamco, referred to as Ulysses in the Philippines, is equivalent in force to a Category 2 hurricane, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). It made its first landfall at 11 p.m. local time near Patnanungan, Quezon, then continued moving westward, making a second landfall in Luzon. According to PAGASA, the storm has caused flooding and two to three meters of storm surge. The agency warned the rains could cause landslides.


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