Philippines tropical typhoon Ambo kills 5, displaces nearly 100,000

Philippines tropical typhoon Ambo kills 5, displaces nearly 100,000
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  • calendar-gray 17 May 2020

At least five people have died and more than 90,000 have been displaced as a result of Typhoon Ambo which has made its way across the Philippines archipelago over the course of the day, media reported Saturday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

According to The Star newspaper, tens of thousands of people were forced into cramped conditions in shelters despite social distancing recommendations in place over the coronavirus pandemic.

PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) said that the typhoon has begun to weaken and will be out of the country by Monday.

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