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At least 45 dead after two storms hit the Philippines


Philippines continues to mourn the death of at least 45 people who lost their lives after two storms hit the Southeast Asian country. This is according to the latest assessment done on Sunday by the authorities.

UNHCR refugees to send aid packs, tents for Philippine typhoon victims; almost 10 million people estimated affected http://t.co/0RwAwnEdWT

— Brian Hansford (B_Hansford) November 11, 2013

For a week, the typhoon Melor and then Onyok tropical depression have hit the country causing flooding in most regions.

According to the Civil Protection Services, several areas are still flooded due to the heavy rains that have continued to fall in the entire region.

In northern Manila, water levels reached up to 3 meters forcing people to take refuge in places of worship that have raised ground.

In total, more than 54,000 people were housed in emergency shelters set up by the Philippines government .

Scientists attribute the occurance of storms in the recent years to climate change.

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