Aerials: Beachside devastation after Typhoon Phanfone hit Philippines
29 December 2019 | 6:49 am
Boats are capsized on a beach in Occidental Mindoro after Typhoon Phanfone, with wind gusts reaching 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses and toppled electric posts as it ripped through the central Philippines on Christmas day.
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