Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert

Sunday, 01 December 2013 - 15:41

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About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami.

Officials in the province of Antique were visiting upland villages where people had fled overnight to convince them there was no danger and it was safe to return to their coastal homes.

He said the provincial government was trying to convince them to return home as there had been no earthquake to trigger a tsunami.


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