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In Pictures: Typhoon Koppu leaves nine dead in Philippines

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 6:17 IST

Philippines was battered by slow-moving Typhoon Koppu on Monday as army, police and volunteers scrambled to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in northern Philippine.

The typhoon blew ashore into northeastern Aurora province with fierce wind and heavy rains early Sunday, leaving at least two dead, forcing more than 16,000 villagers from their homes, and leaving nine provinces without electricity, as reported by news agencies.

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People brave wind and rains brought on typhoon Koppu as they collectrecyclable materials from debris washed ashore along Roxas boulevard inManila. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

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A man looks at the rising water level of the Magat River caused bycontinuous rains of Typhoon Koppu at Bayombong. AFP PHOTO

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Fishermen secure fishing outrigger boats to higher grounds along thecoastal area of Manila Bay. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

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Fire volunteers and workers clear a fallen tree in Manila after it toppled on October 18 and crushed a house, killing RonelCastillo, a 14-year-old boy, and injuring four other people, Alexander Pama,head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Council, told reporters. AFP PHOTO / JayDIRECTO

First published: 19 October 2015, 5:13 IST