Super typhoon Rai: Philippine tourist island Siargao among areas hit

  17 December 2021    Read: 221
Super typhoon Rai: Philippine tourist island Siargao among areas hit

A popular tourist island is among areas left devastated after a powerful typhoon ripped through the southern Philippines, officials say.

Super typhoon Rai made landfall on the holiday island of Siargao on Thursday, bringing winds of about 195km/h (120mph) and heavy rainfall.

The tropical storm has levelled homes on islands along its path, displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

The UN says some 13 million people may be affected.


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