typhoonrammasun

A typhoon killed at least seven people as it made its way across the Philippines on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of more than 370,000 people, the Associated Press reported.

Typhoon Rammasun spared the capital city of Manila, but its 93-mile wind with 115-mph gusts ripped through densely populated provinces in the north, pulling off tin roofs, bringing down trees, and knocking out power to many areas, the Associated Press reported.

Rammasun is the seventh storm to batter the Philippines this year.

Thousands of Filipinos flee from disaster-prone areas Tuesday as Typhoon Rammasun, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and gusts of up to 93 mph, moved toward Sorsogon and Albay provinces of Philippines. (Divya Jeswani Verma/The Washington Post)