At least 10 killed, 390,000 displaced as Typhoon Goni hits Philippines hinh anh 1Goni causes flooding in Albay (Source: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – At least 10 people were killed and three others went missing in the Philippines when Typhoon Goni, the strongest storm so far this year, hit Luzon island’s southern part on November 1, according to the country’s  Office of Civil Defence (OCD).

An OCD report said that at least nine died in Albay province and one in Catanduanes island province, while three other people in Guinobatan town in Albay province were reported missing.

Typhoon Goni has also forced the displacement of over 390,000 people, of whom more than 345,000 are staying in the government’s evacuation centres.

Typhoons and tropical storms regularly hit the Philippines from June through December, claiming hundreds of lives and cause billions of dollars in damage.

Located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” the Philippines is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, including active volcanoes, frequent earthquakes, and an average of 20 typhoons a year causing floods and landslides./.