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Manila cleans up after typhoon rains kill 18

September 28, 2011 • World News


Residents carry a pig through a street flooded by Typhoon Nesat in suburban San Mateo, eastern Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Manila residents waded through waist-deep floodwaters, dodging branches and flying debris Tuesday as the powerful typhoon sent surging waves as tall as palm trees crashing over seawalls and submerging entire neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Emergency services and residents in the Philippine capital cleaned up and restored electricity Wednesday after a powerful typhoon unleashed floodwaters that killed at least 18 people and sent huge waves crashing over seawalls.

Most deaths occurred in and around metropolitan Manila, which already was soaked by heavy monsoon rains ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Nesat, which brought more downpours and wind gusts of up to 93 miles (150 kilometers) per hour.

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