Typhoon Slam Into Philippines, 1 Dead

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A powerful typhoon has made landfall in the Philippines, killing at least one person.

Officials say a baby drowned when he fell into a swollen river and four other people have gone missing.

Typhoon Nesat hit the eastern provinces of Isabela and Aurora before dawn Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 170 kilometers per hour.


In anticipation of the storm, officials shut schools, canceled inter-island ferry service and ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 people.

The typhoon, which is 650 kilometers in diameter, threatens bad weather across a huge region, including the capital Manila.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimates Nesat will take 12 hours to cross the island of Luzon before it moves into the South China Sea.