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Man found stranded in raging floodwaters as typhoon tears across Philippines' north

2018-09-17 06:29
A super typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Sept. 15, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before slamming into Hong Kong and Macau. Footage shared with Reuters shows a man stranded in the middle of raging floodwaters, as rescuers stood nearby working out how to rescue him. The man was eventually saved, according to a Facebook post by the person who shot the video on Saturday. Tropical cyclone Mangkhut potentially killed more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), it ripped over the main island of Luzon in the early hours of Saturday, it is considered the strongest to hit the region this year. Known locally as Ompong, Typhoon Mangkhut at one point hit gusts of 305 kph before it left the Philippines and moved across the South China Sea with reduced wind speeds. Credit: AQUINO LORD via Reuters