Philippines Hit by Two Typhoons

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 02:   Affected residents paddle through floodwaters in a canoe in Calumpit town on October 2, 2011 in Bulacan, Philippines. Officials say at least 55 persons were killed and many bridges and roads rendered impassable due to massive flooding caused by typhoons Nesat and Nalgae. The back to back typhoons has hampered rescue efforts for hundreds of residents still marooned in the roofs of their houses for four days.   (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

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    Back-to-back typhoons hit the Philippines in a week, leaving the country devastated and dozens killed. The latest one, Nalgae, made landfall in Isabela province on Saturday and caused at least one death shortly after Typhoon Nesat hit the islands Tuesday, leaving at least 52 dead. Tens of thousands of people are still trapped in their homes by rising floods. More than three million people have been affected by the storms.

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