Typhoon Sarika Kills 2 in Philippines, Displaces Thousands 

Typhoon Sarika made landfall in eastern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least two people dead a day earlier, thousands of villagers displaced and hundreds of planes grounded. Locally named Karen, the typhoon weakened after hitting the town of Baler, east of Manila, before dawn and has exited the landmass via Pangasinan province, according to local weather bureau PAGASA. It is forecast to leave the Philippine area by Monday. The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 knots and gusts up to 100 knots, according to the latest report from U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

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