(CMR) Reports out of the Philippines are that 10 people have died in what has been described as one of the strongest typhoons.
The typhoon also triggered deadly landslides that buried a number of houses in the southern part of the most populous island of Luzon, officials said.
Goni has been described as a “super typhoon” when it made landfall on Catanduanes Island before dawn, packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 225 kilometres (140 miles) per hour.
Earlier in the day, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara reported that a five-year-old had been washed away in flash floods in his province.
The dead and missing were all in Bicol, including nine in Albay, the Office of Civil Defence added.
The disaster management agency was still validating the reports.