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Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) kills 2 in Philippines, 200,000 evacuated

December 3, 2019: Two people have been killed after Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) lashed Philippines forcing evacuation of around 200,000 people.

Typhoon Kammuri hit the main Luzon island just before midnight local time on Tuesday (16:00 GMT on Monday). 

The Philippine disaster agency has marked Category-4-equivalent typhoon and asked locals to be alert for possible landslides, storm surges and floods triggered by heavy winds and rain.

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was shut from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA, said that the Typhoon Tisoy will bring heavy rainfall in Southern Luzon, Central Luzon and Metro Manila until Wednesday morning.

Also several sporting events of the South East Asian Game 2019 have either been rescheduled for a later date or have been cancelled altogether due to Typhoon Tisoy. 

Philippines deadliest cyclone on record was Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than 7,300 people.

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