Mother and her three kids among six to die from wrath of typhoon Doksuri in Philippines

A police officer checks a landslide caused by Typhoon Doksuri at a residential area in Baguio City, northern Philippines on July 26, 2023. - AP

MANILA (AFP): The death toll from a typhoon in the northern Philippines has risen to six, official figures showed Thursday (July 27), as the storm swept towards southeastern China.

Typhoon Doksuri battered the main island of Luzon on Wednesday, toppling trees, knocking out power and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from coastal communities.

Strong winds and heavy rain pummelled the lightly populated Babuyan islands and northern provinces, triggering flooding and landslides.

A mother and her three children were killed Wednesday morning when a landslide struck their house in Buguias municipality in the mountainous province of Benguet, local disaster official Satur Payangdo told AFP.

Five other people in the house were rescued.

That took the death toll to six, after a woman was killed by a falling coconut tree in Isabela province and a 16-year-old boy was crushed to death by a landslide in Baguio city.

Doksuri had been a super typhoon as it swept across the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday but weakened as it neared the Philippines.

The storm is expected to weaken further as it moves across the South China Sea before making landfall in southeast China on Friday.

While Doksuri will bypass Taiwan, heavy rains related to the typhoon led to the drowning death of a 57-year-old woman who was trapped with two others when a mountain river overflowed, the island's emergency operations centre said.

The rains also caused power outages in around 43,000 households, though most have been restored.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Philippines , typhoon , Doksuri


Next In Aseanplus News

Lao health ministry warns of dangerous air pollution
Chinese sellers go to TikTok school to reach buyers abroad
Brunei police crack down on Tutong gambling ring
Prabowo vows to fight for all Indonesians, calls for unity among political elites
Latin American buyers looking to Vietnam for goods supply
Datuk Red and Adira are officially divorced, Adira not claiming alimony from bankrupt ex-husband
Girl in China dips feet into lake at historic Beijing site, says family is rich so can do as she pleases after warning
Thai police hunt two Japanese suspects in Bangkok murder-dismemberment case
First Covid, now heat: Online schooling returns to the Philippines
North Korea officials visit Iran in a rare public trip

Others Also Read