2019-12-03 03:37:38

Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, forces Manila airport closureTyphoon Kammuri on Tuesday lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns. The powerful storm, which blew in windows and sheared off roofs, roared ashore late Monday and was due to pass south of Manila -- home to some 13 million people -- and thousands of athletes at the regional Southeast Asian Games. The managers of Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport had said operations were expected to halt at 11 am (0300 GMT) as a precaution against high winds.

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