Typhoon Koppu has swept through the north of the Philippines and forced tens of thousands to flee. Although the storm is weakening, the torrential rainfall shows no signs of letting up any time soon.
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A powerful typhoon is likely to hit and linger over northern Philippines for many days, authorities have warned. Scores of people have been evacuated from the coastal areas in the face of approaching Typhoon Koppu.
Typhoon Koppu has swept back out to the South China Sea, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. Heavy rains and flooding pounded the Philippines' largest island, Luzon.
The powerful storm has made landfall over the northern Philippines, wrecking houses and unleashing landslides and floods. At least eight people have been reported missing and about 15,000 residents evacuated.
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