Typhoon Noru has killed at least six people in the Philippines.

As the authorities announced on Monday, five rescue workers died in a flooded village.

An elderly man died in a landslide.

The typhoon, which was accompanied by heavy rain and gusty winds on the main island of Luzon, is the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year.

According to official sources, the five rescue workers died while working in San Miguel in the province of Bulacan, near the capital Manila.

They were sent to flooded areas by the provincial government, said San Miguel Police Chief Romualdo Andres.

While they were wading through the flood water, a wall collapsed next to them, causing them to drift into water with strong currents.

"Our house was washed away by the flood"

An elderly man died in a landslide in the town of Burdeos in the Polillo Islands, in Quezon province, a local civil defense official said.

In addition, five people were injured in the Philippines, according to preliminary information from the authorities.

Several other people were still missing, according to authorities. 

"Our house was washed away by the floods, it's not there anymore," said 59-year-old Willie Ortega in San Miguel.

"We couldn't salvage anything, not even rice to eat."

Overall, however, the damage was apparently limited.

"We were prepared," said head of state Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at a meeting with representatives of the civil protection authorities.

"I think at least this time we might have been lucky, at least a little bit." During a helicopter flight over the disaster area, Marcos saw overflowing rivers and flooding fields.

195 kilometers per hour

"Noru" made landfall about 100 kilometers from Manila on Sunday after accelerating in an "explosive manner" never measured before, according to the national weather agency.

Its speed had increased to 195 kilometers per hour, later "Noru" weakened and crossed a mountainous region, coconut plantations and rice fields.

More than 74,000 people had to evacuate their homes due to evacuation orders.

In particular in Burdeos on the island of Polillo off Luzon, individual houses were flooded and numerous banana trees were destroyed.

According to meteorologist Ana Laurel, "Noru" swept over the Philippines faster and with less rain than other destructive typhoons.

On Monday, "Noru" crossed the South China Sea to Vietnam.

The Philippines are regularly hit by storms.

Scientists warn that the storms will become more severe due to global warming - the Philippines are considered one of the countries most affected by climate change in the world.

An average of 20 storms sweep across the island nation each year.

The strongest typhoon to date, Haiyan, in 2013 left 7,300 dead or missing.