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13 dead in Philippines typhoon

Typhoon Nari has blown out of the Philippines, leaving 13 people dead, but officials remain on alert after another storm was spotted in the Pacific.

Officials said Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away on Sunday in the South China Sea.

The government's disaster-response agency said police, military and local officials will remain on alert after forecasters spotted another typhoon, named Wipha, far out in the Pacific Ocean.

Wipha was tracked more than 807 miles east of the northern Philippines and may spare the country if it does not change direction, according to government forecasters.

Nari was the 19th of more than 20 storms and typhoons expected to batter the Philippines this year.

AP

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