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Typhoon Fengshen kills 155 in Philippines - Red Cross
June 22, 2008 / 8:46 AM / 9 years ago

Typhoon Fengshen kills 155 in Philippines - Red Cross

MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon Fengshen has killed 155 people in the Philippines in a torrent of flashfloods and landslides, the head of the Philippines Red Cross, Richard Gordon, told local radio on Sunday.

People living in a coastal area try to move their belongings to higher ground as Typhoon Fengshen rolls over in Navotos, Manila June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

The death toll from the typhoon was earlier pegged at around 85. It could rise sharply after a ferry with more than 700 people on board capsized off an island in the central Philippines with few survivors found so far.

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