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Philippines Typhoon Koppu (Lando) kills 18, injures 16

Typhoon Koppu (local name: Typhoon Lando) has claimed lives of at least 18 people and injured 16 others in Philippines as of October 20, 2015.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, one person is reported to be missing.
 Power outages have been reported in Pangasinan, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Apayao, and Kalinga province.

Typhoon Koppu has brought agricultural damage of at least P5.9 billion, GMA Network reported quoting the Department of Agriculture.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, fatalities are from Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Metro Manila and CAR.

Typhoon Koppu made landfall over Casiguran, Aurora in the Philippines on October 18 at 01:00 PHT. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has currently maintained Storm Signal No. 2 over the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Batanes and northern Cagayan, including Calayan and Babuyan islands.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) maintained Tuesday Storm Signal No. 2 over the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Batanes and northern Cagayan, including Calayan and Babuyan islands.

According to the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF), more than 12,000 families have been staying in evacuation centres and children with risk. UNICEF has launched $2.8 million appeal for children in typhoon-hit Philippines.

Nueva Ecija and Isabela under state of calamities


Governor Aurelio Umali has placed entire province of Nueva Ecija under a state of calamity. Typhoon Koppu (Lando) killed at least two people in Nueva Ecija.

Typhoon Koppu has also promote a state of calamity in Ilagan City in Isabela province.

Koppu is forecasted to continue impacting the Philippines until October 22.

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