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Typhoon Kammuri kills 13 in Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
At least 13 people were killed and many evacuated after a high-speed typhoon hit parts of the Philippines, according to local reports.

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According to daily Manila Times, 13 people were killed in the onslaught of Typhoon Kammuri locally called Tisoy.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration officials confirmed the typhoon has "weakened" and is now headed out of the country as "tropical cyclone warnings in all areas have been lifted before Wednesday noon," the report said.

A number of schools were suspended in Pangasinan province due to the onslaught of the typhoon.

Most of the fatalities were reported from the regions of Mimaropa and Bicol.

However, several media reports claim that the death toll has risen to 17.

Around 500,000 people have been evacuated in several areas while daily life was also disrupted due to incessant rains and waterlogging.

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