Typhoon Rammasun slams Philippines, leaving at least seven dead and forcing evacuations 

July 16, 2014 1:48 PM

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Typhoon Rammasun slams Philippines, leaving at least seven dead and forcing evacuations 

Manila was spared a direct hit when the winds shifted away, but the 115-mph gusts pulled down trees and electric posts, as well as tearing off roofs.

MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon Rammasun left at least seven people dead and knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said.

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