BREAKING: 12 fishermen missing in Philippines typhoon

Philippines

Today Monday, searches were underway over 12 fishermen in the Philippines as a typhoon swept across the archipelago, with flooding low-lying areas and forcing thousands of residents into an emergency shelter search.

 

This led to the packing of maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometres (80 miles) per hour, Typhoon Molave has made landfall on Sunday on the southern end of the main island of Luzon before moving west across the country.

 

Some villages and other farmlands in the typhoon’s path were flooded while powerful winds toppled trees and power lines.

 

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council disclosed that no deaths has been confirmed.

 

Not more than 1,500 families were still sheltering in 68 evacuation centres he restated.

The coastguards were searching for 12 fishermen who were reportedly missing across three areas of the Bicol region, he added.

 

Two persons sustained injuries by a falling tree in Oriental Mindoro province, local broadcaster tell the governor, Teleradyo.

After their boats was submerged, rescuers started searching for some persons missing in Batangas province, south of Manila. Seven other crew members were also rescued.

 

Molave was forecast to start moving across the South China Sea today Monday.