MANILA - Typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday night.
In its 10 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Lawin was last seen 390 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
It also weakened further, now just packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 150 kph.
Lawin is moving north northwest at 19 kph toward mainland China.
PAGASA has lifted all tropical cyclone warning signals in the Philippines.
Interior and Local Government Director Edgar Allan Tabell earlier said eight casualties have been reported so far: one from Region 1, three from Region 2, and four from Cordillera.
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