: Images of Typhoon Kammuri's aftermath in the Philippine province of Sorsogon show residents clearing debris.
Typhoon Kammuri killed at least two people in the Philippines on Tuesday as it tore roofs off houses and forced the international airport in Manila to shut down.
The storm roared ashore late Monday and passed south of Manila -- home to 13 million people -- and thousands of athletes at the regional Southeast Asian Games. Authorities were still assessing the storm's impact, but a small local airport was seriously damaged, many power poles toppled and homes were battered. Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport was "closed for operations" due to high winds, leaving nearly 500 flights cancelled. About 340,000 people had been evacuated from their homes in the central Bicol region, disaster officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons each year, killing hundreds and putting people in disaster-prone areas in a state of constant poverty. The country's deadliest cyclone on record was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 people dead or missing in 2013.(AFP)