At least one person in the Philippines was killed when super-typhoon Haiyan, the strongest cyclone of this year in the world, made landfall over Guiuan municipality in eastern Samar, about 600 km northeast to the capital city of Manila, on November 8.

The fatality was electrocuted while wading in floodwaters in Lingig town, in Mindanao's Surigao del Sur province, according to Johnny Pimentel, the provincial governor.

More than 125,600 people have evacuated to safe places, while schools and business services have to be closed and hundreds of flights have been delayed.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, typhoon Haiyan made its second landfall over Leyte province in the country's eastern coast at 7 a.m. local time. The center of the typhoon had maximum sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour with gustiness of up to 275 kph.

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System predicted that nearly 16 million people, including 12 million in the Philippines, will be directly affected by the typhoon.

There are 20 storms hitting the Philippines each year. In December, 2012, storm Bopha left nearly 2,000 people on Mindanao island dead and missing.-VNA