Typhoon Rammasun hits Manila resulting in mass evacuation

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Philippines ravaged by typhoon
Manila, July 16: Authorities in Philippines have evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes, government offices , schools and other establishments after typhoon Rammasun hit Manila.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year. It has already caused a lot of damage after uprooting trees and power lines and causing blackouts.

"The wind is very strong, stronger than the rains. It's something that I've never experienced in the past," Mark Leviste, vice governor of Batangas province south of the capital, said in a radio interview.

Philippines is still reeling from the effect of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the country last year killing over 6,000 people.

More than 60 international and domestic flights have been cancelled over the past two days. Trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange and Philippine Dealing System, used for foreign exchange trading, were suspended after government offices were ordered shut.

With agency inputs

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