Typhoon Rammasun whips Philippines with fierce winds, July 16

16 Jul 2014

At least 12 people have been killed as typhoon Rammasun batters the north-eastern Philippines -- eight died after being hit by toppled trees, electric posts or collapsed concrete walls, while three drowned in swollen rivers and one died from a heart attack. Typhoon Rammasun pounded the Philippine capital on 16 July, cutting off power and forcing the Manila to shut down after leaving one person dead in an eastern province. The typhoon strengthened as it whipped Manila with maximum winds of 150 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 185 kph.