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Filipino residents assess damage of Typhoon Rammasun

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:58

Filipino residents begin to repair the damage of Typhoon Rammasun, after thousands of houses are destroyed and hundreds of thousands take refuge in evacuation centers. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Residents in the Philippines begin to repair houses destroyed by Typhoon Rammasun Friday. Disaster officials say fifty-four people have died and three are missing. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. They've taken refuge in evacuation centers. (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) TYPHOON SURVIVOR DIANE VENDIOLA SAYING: "Our house was destroyed and we need help. Our house has been destroyed a lot of times, and look how few of our belongings we have left. It's always been like this." Repair work also starts on a bridge south of Manila that is a vital trade route. The Philippines sees an average of 20 typhoons each year, mostly during the onset of the rainy season from June to October. Many Filipinos are still recovering from last November's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,100 people and left millions homeless.

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Filipino residents assess damage of Typhoon Rammasun

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:58