375 dead, 56 missing after typhoon slams Philippines

Manila: At least 375 people have been killed in a typhoon in the PhilippinesThe country was devastated by Super Typhoon Roy, which was blowing at a speed of 195 km per hour.
The hurricane affected about 400,000 people in the southeastern islands of the country. At least 500 people were reported injured and 56 were reported missing. 

As many as 3,80,000 people are reported to have fled their homes.The extent of the damage is not clear as communications with many areas have been cut off. Extensive landslides and floods are expected to claim more lives. Local media reported that the situation in many areas was worse than the bombings of World War II.
The tornado caused severe damage in coastal areas, destroying many homes, schools and hospitals. Thousands of troops, Coast Guard and firefighters have been deployed in the affected areas for search and rescue operations. Military aircraft and naval vessels are assisting in the worst-hit areas.Meanwhile, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte conducted an areal survey of the storm-hit areas.