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Manila still reeling from Typhoon Saola

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Manila still reeling from Typhoon Saola


The Philippine capital of Manila is still reeling from four days of fierce winds and heavy rains after Typhoon Saola battered large parts of the country, killing 14 people.

Waves crashed over the city’s sea walls on Wednesday, flooding several neighbourhoods and shanty towns.

The US embassy was forced to shut its doors due to the strong waves coming from Manila Bay.

Typhoon Saola has forced more than 150,000 people to flee their homes this week.

The typhoon is set to hit Taiwan and China on Thursday when forecasters expect it to strengthen from a Category 2 storm to a Category 3.

A Category 3 storm can produce wind speeds of more than 200 kilometres per hour.

Both Chinese and Taiwanese authorities have issued weather warnings.

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