Typhoon Kammuri hit the Philippines killing one  


Typhoon Kammuri hit the Philippines on Tuesday killing one man and halting hundreds of flights. 

According to a civil defense official, the 33-year-old man died after being electrocuted while attempting to fix his roof. 

Government offices and schools were also closed in Metropolitan Manila and affected areas and utilities firms appealed for patience ahead of anticipated power outages.  

Commercial sea travels were also suspended in affected areas.  

About 225,000 people were evacuated ahead of the arrival overnight of Typhoon Kammuri also known locally as Tisoy, which weakened slightly and picked up speed as it moved across central parts of the archipelago. 

Provincial governor Al Francis Bichara said it was important that a mandatory evacuation of tens of thousands of families had taken place. 

Kammuri is the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year. 

The typhoon brought winds of 150 kph (93 mph) and gusts of up to 205 kph (127 mph), damaging some homes and structures and felling trees and signage in urban areas. 

Authorities warned of storm surges of up to three meters and floods and landslides from heavy winds and rain. 

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