Typhoon Moves Away From Philippines After 7 Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rains from Typhoon Nuri triggered a series of landslides and floods in the northern Philippines, killing seven people before the storm moved on Thursday toward Hong Kong.

Nuri, packing winds of 87 mph and gusts of up to 106 mph, was forecast to make landfall over Guangdong province, just east of Hong Kong on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Rains, winds and flooding on Wednesday caused landslides in the mountainous northern Philippine provinces but the weather cleared Thursday.

The Office of Civil Defense said three brothers aged 1, 3 and 10 years were killed when their house in Itogon township in Benguet province was swept away.

Another landslide in Itogon killed a 72-year-old woman in her kitchen. Itogon is about 125 miles north of Manila.

Three other people died in landslides and one was killed by a fallen tree, the civil defense said. One person was reported missing.

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