Two of the victims were killed by falling trees while two others died when their roofs collapsed, CNN affiliate CNN Philippines reported Tuesday. The deaths were reported by officials in three different provinces — Oriental Mindoro in the east of the Philippines, Camarines Sur in the west and Zambales in the north.
Kammuri has maintained its structure after making landfall — when storms often weaken — meaning it is likely to remain an intense and dangerous typhoon for some time, despite a small reduction in the maximum sustained winds.
The 2019 Southeast Asian Games, a biennial athletic competition, saw several events rescheduled due to the storm. Philippine authorities said they had a “contingency plan” for bad weather and would not need to extend the competition, which is set to end December 11.
Kammuri is expected to travel through the center of the Philippine archipelago Tuesday, reaching 139 miles (224.1 km) south of the capital, Manila, in the early afternoon and bringing heavy rains and winds of up to 100 kph (62 mph) to the city.
The storm will then continue across Luzon and is forecast to veer south into the South China Sea on Wednesday morning.