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1 killed, 1 injured as Typhoon Nalgae batters N. Philippines

By: Mu Xuequan Posted: October-02-2011 in
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MANILA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A 35-year-old passenger died and another was injured when the van they were riding on in northern Philippines was hit by a landslide as Typhoon Nalgae (local name: Quiel) pummeled the northern part of the country on Saturday, a senior government official said.

Executive director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council said at around 10:30 a.m., the passenger van bound from Buguias to Bontoc was struck by a landslide while traversing Gonogon section of Halsema Highway in Mountain Province.

The fatality was identified as Marcos Jammas of Cotcot, Buguias, Benguet province.

Nalgae, which made its landfall earlier in the day, slightly weakened after it traversed northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Source - http://news.xinhuanet.com

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