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Typhoon Rammasun kills 12 in Philippines

Manila - At least 12 people have been killed as typhoon Rammasun batters the north-eastern Philippines, disaster relief officials and police say.

Eight died after being hit by toppled trees, electric posts or collapsed concrete walls, while three drowned in swollen rivers and one died from a heart attack.

The victims included an 11-month-old boy and a family of three who were crushed when their houses collapsed in the provinces of Quezon and Cavite.

DPA


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