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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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‘Complete Carnage’: Death toll from devastating Super Typhoon Rai climbs to 375 in Philippines

At least 375 people are now known to have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines on Thursday, police say. Super Typhoon Rai with winds of about 195km/h sent some 400,000 people running for safety when it hit the country’s south-eastern islands. At least 500 people were injured and 56 others have been reported […]

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Philippines: Super Typhoon Rai leaves at least 12 dead ; thousands displaced amid widespread floods and damage

A powerful typhoon that battered the central Philippines left at least 12 people dead in massive floods that trapped residents on roofs and damaged buildings, including a hotel and an airport, officials said. Typhoon Rai slightly weakened after slamming ashore on Thursday on the country’s southeastern coast but still packed destructive and deadly winds of […]