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Philippines on alert for incoming typhoon

Manila, Authorities in The Philippines on Monday urged the public to be on alert and prepare for an incoming typhoon, but also warned against false information that could trigger panic.

According to dpa, typhoon Mangkhut, which was packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilomtres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 170 kph, was forecast to enter The Philippines by Wednesday, the weather bureau said.

Government agencies have pre-positioned relief supplies while the cabinet was expected to discuss other contingency measures on Tuesday, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

Source: Saudi Press Agency