Hundreds of people return home in Philippines as typhoon weakens

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Source: Reuters - Sun, 5 Apr 2015 03:53 GMT
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By Manuel Mogato

MANILA, April 5 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people in the north of the main Philippine island of Luzon left evacuation centres and returned home on Sunday after a typhoon weakened significantly as it made landfall, although officials still warned of heavy rain and rough seas.

Once described as super typhoon Maysak as it bore down on the Philippines in recent days, the storm was carrying winds of 55 km ph (35 mph) and was rated as a tropical depression as it made landfall on Sunday morning.

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