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Typhoon Nock-ten lashes central Philippines, cuts power

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Around 218,000 people fled to evacuation centres after authorities warned of storm surges and flooding in coastal villages and low-lying areas

By Enrico Dela Cruz

MANILA, Dec 25 (Reuters) - A typhoon slammed into central Philippines late on Sunday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains and cutting off power, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, weather officials and radio reports said.

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