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Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Philippines


This CNA handout picture taken and released on September 14, 2018 shows a man running as huge waves crash into the coast at Taitung county, eastern Taiwan, as Super Typhoon Mangkhut approaches the southern sea of Taiwan.<br />Taiwan’s central weather bureau predicted that Mangkhut would be nearest to the island on September 15, bringing heavy rains to its southern and eastern parts although it was unlikely to make a direct hit.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / CNA / – / Taiwan OUT – China OUT – Hong Kong OUT – Macau OUT /

Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall early Saturday in the northern Philippines, blasting ashore with strong winds and heavy rain, said the state weather service.

The storm landed at Baggao around 1:40 am (1740 Friday GMT) with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour, said weather service PAGASA.

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