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Typhoon Ineng (international name Goni) entered the Philippine area of responsibility

In its latest Philippines bulletin on Typhoon Ineng, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that on Friday 21st Aug. alone, seven people were killed, mostly by landslides triggered by the typhoon, in the Cordillera Administrative Region and the Ilocos Region.

By Saturday, five people have already been reported injured in the typhoon due to landslides, two tornado incidents and flying debris in the Mountain Province, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Batanes provinces.

Two people missing since Aug. 20 have yet to be located, the NDRRMC said.

Since the typhoon entered the Philippine area of responsibility on August 18, a total of 5,416 persons or 1,194 families have been evacuated in Regions I, II and the Cordillera Autonomous Region. Of these, 1,735 persons or 420 families have been sheltered in evacuation centers.

Public storm warning signal No. 3 remains hoisted on the Batanes group of islands; but in its latest weather bulletin as of 5pm on Saturday 29th August, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration noted that Ineng had weakened slightly, with gustiness of up to only 185 kph.

Within 24 hours, it is expected to be 405 kilometres northeast of Basco, and by Monday, outside of the Philippine area of responsibility.

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