by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/02/20, 06:53 am
The super typhoon hit the eastern Catanduanes island province early on Sunday, triggering heavy rainfall and sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. The Office of Civil Defense reported at least 16 people died in Catanduanes and nearby Albay province, where three other people are missing. The storm weakened as it blew across the capital city of Manila before heading into the South China Sea. Goni is one of the strongest storms to hit the country after Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,300 people in 2013.