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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 12:01
Philippine storm kills 27, but no damage to Manila
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The death toll from a giant storm crossing the Philippines rose to 27 but there was widespread relief after it brushed the capital without causing major damage.

Most of the people killed were on the far eastern island of Samar, where Hagupit initially made landfall as a typhoon on the weekend with winds of 210 kilo meters an hour.

Hagupit then weakened while moving slowly west, passing close to the capital Manila on Monday night and Tuesday morning without dumping forecast heavy rain.

Tens of thousands of people, mostly the city's poorest residents who live in shanty homes along the coast and riverbanks, spent the night in evacuation centres to wait out the storm.
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