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Thousands in Philippines flee ahead of typhoon

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A powerful typhoon barrelled towards the Philippines Monday, prompting nearly 8,000 people to leave their homes in coastal and low-lying areas, officials said. 

Residents in Navotas in suburban Manila in August after Typhoon Saola. Another powerful typhoon, Bopha, barrelled towards the Philippines Monday, prompting nearly 8,000 people to leave their homes in coastal and low-lying areas, officials said.

Typhoon Bopha, packing winds of up to 210 kilometres (130 miles) an hour, is expected to hit the east coast of the major southern island of Mindanao overnight. It is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.

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