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SUPER TYPHOON STRIKES PHILIPPINES, KILLING 208 PEOPLE & INJURING 239 SO FAR

Super Typhoon Rai hit the Philippines and made landfall on 16 December, with wind speeds reaching unbelievable speeds of 195km/hr.

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According to BBC, 208 people have been killed while another 239 were injured in the tragedy, with about 300,000 people fleeing from their homes.

Another 52 people were also reported missing.

Richard Gordon, the chair of the Philippines Red Cross, says that homes, schools, and hospitals were ripped to shred and that the coastal areas were in complete carnage.

Gordon added that power communications and water have been cut off and that some of the areas resemble a World War Two bombing site.

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President Rodrigo Duterte also embarked on an aerial inspection on the affected areas and the International Federation of Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies have launched an emergency appeal seeking about US$22 million to help them with relief efforts.

Images source: Mayor Fernando B. Estavilla on Facebook

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