Typhoon Mangkhut Kills At Least 12 People

Authorities fear the death toll cold rise to 16 as the search for missing people continues.

Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least 12 people dead in the northern Philippines, mostly in landslides and houses that got battered by the storm's fierce winds and rain, an official says.

Presidential adviser Francis Tolentino said on Friday that the dead included an infant and another child who were among four people killed in a landslide in Nueva Vizcaya, one of several provinces hit by the typhoon on Saturday.

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Tolentino said that at least two other people were missing and the death toll could climb to 16 once other casualty reports were verified.

He said about 87,000 people evacuated from high-risk areas and advised them not to return home until the lingering danger had passed.

Mangkhut slammed ashore before dawn on Saturday in Cagayan province in the northeast and is on target to hit southern China on Sunday.