Typhoon Nari leaves a million without power in Philippines
MANILA (AFP) - Typhoon Nari barrelled across the northern Philippines early Saturday, uprooting trees, bringing down pylons and leaving more than a million people without electricity, officials said.
No casualties were reported, but a man was missing after he went to sleep in a small fishing boat moored on the country's east coast where the cyclone made landfall during the night, disaster official Nigel Lontoc said.
"The typhoon toppled a lot of trees, and many of these are now blocking major highways," Mr Lontoc, assistant director for the civil defence office in the region, told AFP in a telephone interview.
"We have raw reports of many houses being unroofed by the strong winds," he said, adding that local officials were still collating the data.