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Typhoon Rammasun struck large parts of the Philippines

Jul 16, 2014 17:17 IST

Typhoon Rammasun smashed large parts of the Philippines on 15 July 2014. This is the first major typhoon of the season striking the Philippines.

Churning across the country, it passed through capital Manila and killed at least five people.

The gushing winds at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour ripped down trees, tore roofs off houses, overturned cars, uprooted electrical posts and brought rain up to 16 cm.

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Hundreds of thousands were sheltered in evacuation centers, as ferocious winds of Typhoon Rammasun smashed large part of the country.

Rammasun typhoon, locally known as Glenda made its landfall near Legazpi City in the country’s east coast from Pacific Ocean. It was category 3 typhoon.

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