At least 12 dead after typhoon hits Philippines

Jul 16, 2014 8:28 AM by Cheryl Wengren

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from a typhoon that hit the Philippines is now 12.

The capital, Manila, was spared a direct hit today, but the fierce storm still brought down trees and utility poles and tore off roofs.

The typhoon weakened before it blew out of the country, heading possibly toward northern Vietnam or China's Hainan Island.

Forecasters say it could regain strength while crossing the South China Sea.


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