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Typhoon triggers landslide, killing 2 children in the Philippines

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Typhoon Nanmadol
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The victims are a 6-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy
  • Typhoon Nanmadol hits the area Saturday
  • At least 11,720 people across four provinces are affected

(CNN) -- Typhoon Nanmadol triggered a landslide in northern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least two children, authorities said.

The landslide buried the victims in Pangasinan province, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The victims, a 6-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, were buried under mud for about two hours, the disaster council said.

It made landfall in Cagayan province in the northern part of Luzon late Saturday morning.

At least 11,720 people across four provinces have been affected, and many were without electricity, the disaster council said.

The storm is known as Mina locally.

 
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