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Powerful typhoon leaves at least 10 dead

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 8:12 PM

Philippines

MANILA, (AP) -- Typhoon Goni lashed the northern Philippines yesterday with pounding rain and winds that set off landslides and flooded low-lying villages, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing more than 5,000 to flee their homes.

The typhoon's ferocious power weakened yesterday but it still packed dangerously strong sustained winds of 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 185 kph (115 mph).

The typhoon also picked up speed and was forecast to start blowing away from the country today, passing to the east of Taiwan before heading toward Okinawa, Japan.