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Typhoon Cimaron kills 16 in Philippines

india Updated: Oct 31, 2006 14:47 IST
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Typhoon Cimaron left at least 16 people dead and thousands homeless as it blew out of the Philippines on Tuesday.

Six of the fatalities were drowned or killed by fallen trees in Isabela province, 300 km north of Manila, which was one of the worst hit provinces, officials said.

Four people also died in Kasibu town in Nueva Vizcaya province.

Two people died in landslides in the provinces of Benguet and Kalinga, while a mother and her daughter were drowned in nearby Aurora province, the Office of Civil Defence (OCD) said.

A man in Aurora died after being hit by a fallen tree.

In La Union province, a woman died in a road mishap that also injured seven other people, police said.

More than 177,000 people were affected by Cimaron, which slammed the northern Philippines late Sunday.

The OCD said 2,126 people were still in evacuation centres after their homes were damaged or totally destroyed by floods, landslides or strong winds.

According to the weather bureau, Cimaron continued to weaken as it headed towards the eastern coast of Vietnam.

Prior to Cimaron's onslaught, a large portion of the Philippines, including Manila, was battered by typhoon Xangsane in late September, killing at least 219 people.