At Least 1 Dead as Typhoon Koppu Hits Philippines

October 18, 2015 12:39 PM

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Typhoon Koppu hit the northern Philippines early Sunday, downing power and communication lines with powerful winds, leaving at least one person dead and six others missing, while displacing 16,000 villagers, officials said.

Army troops and police were deployed to rescue residents trapped in flooded villages in the hard-hit provinces of Aurora, where the typhoon, packing wind gusts up to 185 kph (115 mph), blew ashore early Sunday, and Nueva Ecija, a nearby rice-growing province where floodwaters swamped farmlands at ha...

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