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Tropical Storm Megi: 25 killed in Philippines tropical storm

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Tropical storm Megi is the first to lash the Philippines since a major typhoon last December

In the Philippines, at least 25 people have died as a result of landslides and floods caused by Tropical Storm Megi.
Rescuers were still fighting to get individuals stuck on the eastern and southern beaches on Tuesday.
Megi, also known as Agaton, made landfall in the archipelago on Sunday, bringing gusts of up to 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour).
It was the first of the year’s storms, with the Philippines seeing an average of 20 per year.
As the hurricane ravaged the east coast, more than 13,000 people fled to higher ground shelters. Rain and strong winds knocked out electricity, flooded homes and crops, and triggered mudslides in villages.
Authorities and residents uploaded photos of rescuers slogging into muddy wetlands and using ropes on social media.

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