Typhoon Aghon kills 5 persons, says OCD

Typhoon Aghon kills 5 persons, says OCD

/ 07:10 PM May 27, 2024

NDRRMC says 'Aghon' affected at least 19,350 people as of May 27

This May 26, 2024 photo shows the flooded portion of Buendia Avenue in Pasay City due to continuous rain brought by Typhoon Aghon. (INQUIRER / RICHARD A. REYES)

MANILA, Philippines — Five people were reported dead due to Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said on Monday.

Of these fatalities, OCD said four were from Calabarzon and the other one was from Northern Mindanao.


Seven people were also found to be injured due to the typhoon.


Aghon tore off roofs, uprooted trees, toppled concrete electric posts, wiped out crops and flooded villages, particularly in Quezon province.

As of 5:00 p.m., the state weather bureau said six areas are still under Wind Signal No. 1.

These provinces are Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon and Camarines Norte.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, Pagasa said Aghon’s center was approximately 155 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kph with gustiness of up to 170 kph.

Aghon may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon or evening as a typhoon.

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