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Philippines reeling after typhoon Rammasun leaves 12 dead

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A typhoon left at least 12 people dead, knocked out power in many areas, damaged a parked plane but spared the Philippine capital on Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted, officials said. 

Still, Typhoon Rammasun's 150-kilometre wind and blinding 185-kp/h gusts, brought down trees, electric posts and ripped off roofs across the capital of 12 million people where government offices and schools were closed. More than 370,000 people moved from high-risk villages to emergency shelters in six provinces.

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