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Philippines' Typhoon Rai death toll rises further as areas remain cut off from help

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Friday, 24 December, 2021, 10:00
Philippines' Typhoon Rai death toll rises further as areas remain cut off from help

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year surpassed 300 on Tuesday as humanitarian agencies warned the true scale of destruction remains unknown, partly because rescue workers are unable to access some disaster-hit areas.
Super Typhoon Rai - known locally as Odette -- has now claimed at least 375 lives since it ripped through the archipelago late last week, CNN affiliate CNN Philippines reported, citing the Philippine National Police (PNP). At least 515 people are injured and 56 still missing, the PNP said.

Philippines' Typhoon Rai death toll rises further as areas remain cut off from help