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Residents flee as typhoon leaves three dead in Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
Rescue officials said at least three people had been killed two in Camarines Norte province and another in the town of Tanay in Rizal province.

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A typhoon has swelled rivers and flooded low lying areas as it passed over the storm battered north eastern Philippines, where rescuers are helping people flee the rising water.

Typhoon Vamco passed north of Manila between Bulacan and Pampanga provinces, toppling trees and knocking out power.

President Rodrigo Duterte took a break from an online summit of south-east Asian leaders to fly by helicopter over the affected areas.

“As president I guarantee you that your government will do its best to provide assistance in the form of shelters, relief goods, financial aid and post-disaster counselling. Rest assured, the government will not leave anybody behind. We will get through this crisis,” he said in a televised address.

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