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At least two people have died and more than 16,000 have been displaced after Typhoon Koppu smashed into the northeastern Philippines, destroying homes and crops.
The powerful typhoon Koppu smashed into the northeastern Philippines before dawn destroying homes and displacing 10,000 people and whipping up coastal surges four metres high, disaster agency officials said.
Koppu dumped heavy rain, causing flooding and damaging roads and bridges, and toppled power and communication lines.
Typhoon Koppu has hit the northeastern Philippines, displacing up to 10,000 people, toppling trees and knocking out power and communications.
Disaster agency officials said there were no reports of casualties, but blocked roads were making it difficult for emergency services to reach isolated villages.
Koppu is forecast to remain over the main island of Luzon for three days due to high pressure in the north and another typhoon in the northwest Pacific.
"There are still no reports of casualty, thank God," Alexander Pama, executive director of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
"Initially, we are getting many houses were destroyed, power lines toppled and trees blocking major roads."
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Police in the Philippines have filed multiple murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 dead.
Regional coastguard commander Pedro Tinampay said at least 59 people died, while 145 survived, including all 18 crew members.
An investigation has now begun to determine exactly how many people were aboard the vessel.
The ferry was carrying heavy construction materials and bags of rice.
It is thought movement of cargo inside the hold could have contributed to the accident.