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Typhoon tragedy

, July 16, 2014

Vehicle traverse a road littered by debris from fallen trees brought by strong winds as Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) hit Paranaque, Metro Manila, on July 16. At least 10 people have been killed as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of more than 370,000 people, shutting financial markets, offices and schools, rescue officials said. The typhoon, the strongest to hit the country this year, has already torn through eastern islands, toppling trees and power lines and causing blackouts. On Wednesday, it brought storm surges to the Manila Bay area and prompted disaster officials to evacuate slum-dwellers on the capital's outskirts. Reuters/Erik De Castro

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