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Typhoon kills at least 21 in Philippines: Red Cross

AFP , Monday 8 Dec 2014
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Strong winds and waves brought by Typhoon Hagupit pound the seawall in Legazpi City, Albay province southern Luzon December 7, 2014. (Photo:Reuters)
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A typhoon that struck the Philippines over the weekend has claimed at least 21 lives, the Philippine Red Cross said on Monday.

Eighteen of those people died on the eastern island of Samar, where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall on Saturday with winds of 210 kilometres (130 miles), Red Cross secretary general Gwendolyn Pang told AFP.

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