12:00 AM, December 28, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 28, 2012

Storm kills 6 in Philippines

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Afp, Manila

Tropical Storm Wukong left six people dead and two missing as it cut through the central Philippines, following devastating Typhoon Bopha that killed hundreds earlier this month, officials said yesterday.
The toll from the latest storm was relatively low as the public, alarmed by the huge number of fatalities left by Bopha, were quick to take precautionary measures, civil defence chief Benito Ramos told AFP.
Three people were killed when a tree fell on their home in the central island of Samar while three others were washed away by overflowing rivers, he said.
The civil defence office earlier said five were confirmed dead and three missing but this was adjusted after one body was recovered, said Ramos.

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