Deadly typhoon destroys parts of the Philippines

It's one of the strongest tropical storms to hit the Philippines this year.

Typhoon Rai left a trail of devastation across several parts of central and southern Philippines, including here - the tourist island of Siargao.

With winds reaching 195 km (121 miles) per hour before making landfall on Thursday (December 16).

Several people have died, with the death toll climbing - mostly due to falling trees and drowning. While 300,000 nationals have been displaced by the disaster.

The country's President Rodrigo Duterte is due to visit areas battered by the Typhoon on Saturday (December 18) to assess the extent of the damage.

And his government is now tasked with trying to figure out how much it can raise for the disaster response.

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