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Typhoon Kills 30 in Philippines


The death toll from one of the most powerful typhoons to hit the Philippines in nearly a decade has risen to 30. Several people are still missing.

Typhoon Xangsane roared through Manila Thursday with winds up to 130 kilometers-per-hour, and stronger gusts.

Xangsane knocked out electricity in the country's northern island of Luzon, ripped up trees and caused widespread flooding. Financial markets, schools and government offices in Manila are closed Friday for a second day.

Flooding was also reported in other areas, including the central islands of Leyte and Panay.

The storm has moved into the South China Sea and is heading toward Vietnam.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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