Pacific: Philippines fight against supertaifun "Mangkhut"

Pacific: Philippines fight against supertaifun "Mangkhut"

56 000 inhabitants have been evacuated by civil protection in recent days. Almost a million people live in endangered areas.
 Two rescue workers die in one of the many landslides.
 The Philippine president refused to visit the crisis region.



    "The disaster is not over yet," said Richard Gordon, "People need to resume their lives and we try to do our best." Gordon is chairman of the Red Cross in the Philippines. On Saturday afternoon local time (around 9 pm CEST) he gave a press conference and warned, "We should stay careful and attentive."

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