Coffins of victims lay on the ground after a passenger boat capsized, at the Binangonan port, Rizal province, Philippines, 27 July 2023. EFE-EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Deaths from Typhoon Doksuri rise to 13 in Philippines

Manila/Beijing, Jul 28 (EFE).- At least 13 people died due to Typhoon Doksuri’s passage through the Philippines, which on Friday reached China, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

A man (L) pushes his motorcycle through a flooded road as other residents ride a tricycle in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 27 July 2023. EFE-EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

The typhoon, called Egay in the Philippines, hit the north of the island of Luzon, where the capital Manila is located, earlier this week with violent winds and heavy rains that caused floods and landslides before leaving the country’s surveillance zone Thursday night.

Villagers ride a three-wheeled bicycle along a street partially submerged by the floodwater in Malabon city, Metro Manila, Philippines, 26 July 2023. EFE-EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

The natural disaster affected more than 330,000 people in various regions of the north of the country, according to the council.

At least 23 people have been killed and six are missing after a boat capsized on a lake near the capital Manila amid strong winds Thursday, as Doksuri continued to leave a trail of bad weather across parts of Luzon.

The typhoon left Philippine territory hours before the event in the province of Rizal, according to local media ABS-CBN.

Typhoon Doksuri later killed at least one person and left thousands of homes without power as it passed through Taiwan, bringing strong winds and rain to the south and east of the island Thursday, Taiwanese state agency CNA reported, before arriving on Friday.

For its part, China decreed a red alert Wednesday, the highest of its four-color alarm system before the arrival of Doksuri on its southern shores Friday.

Chinese authorities said this typhoon, the first to reach the red alert level this year, may be the strongest to hit the eastern part of Guangdong province in the last decade. EFE