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Two Filipinos who survived Typhoon Rai devastation die from food and water shortage

Two Filipinos who survived the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai have died of dehydration, according to local media, as people in storm-ravaged areas pleaded for food and water and officials warned of potential looting in the absence of urgent humanitarian assistance. The deaths on the hard-hit island of Siargao brought the typhoon’s toll to at […]

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Philippines: Death toll from Super Typhoon Ria tops 100 as authorities struggle to deliver food and supplies

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 100, official tallies showed on Sunday, as the government struggles to deliver emergency food aid to the most devastated areas of the country. The overall number of reported deaths stands at 108, according to AFP. More than 300,000 people fled […]

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Philippines: Super Typhoon Rai death toll climbs to 31; touristy Siargao island totally devastated

More than 30 people are feared dead and many are missing after a devastating storm swept over the Philippines. Super Typhoon Rai crashed into the country’s southeastern islands on Thursday, levelling homes and bringing winds of about 195km/h. The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year has toppled power poles, uprooted trees and left […]