MANILA, Philipines – The death toll from Typhoon Goni has risen to seven in the northern Philippines with two more people missing in landslides and flash floods.
The Philippine weather agency says the typhoon is still at sea on Saturday about 125 kilometers (78 miles) east of northern Calayan Island on the northern tip of the archipelago.
It is packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers (99 mph) per hour and gusts of up to 195 kph (121 mph. The slow-moving typhoon is forecast to start blowing away from the country on Sunday, passing east of Taiwan and heading toward Okinawa, Japan, early next week.
Among the dead are two brothers who died when a landslide buried a temporary shelter where they took cover in the mountain province of Benguet.