Philippine Death Toll from Typhoon Megi Rises

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A typhoon has left 13 people dead in the Philippines.

Although Typhoon Megi brought heavy rains and winds up to 140 miles per hour, casualties and damages were less than expected. That's because of emergency preparations before the storm and the fact that the areas hit were not heavily populated.

"All of us were in tears," said food vendor Nesie Callaotit, who's family's home was damaged by the storm. "We thought it was our last day together."

The typhoon entered Isabela province in the northern Philippines. Over 8,000 people rode out the typhoon in school buildings, town halls, churches and relatives' homes.

Megi is expected to reach southern China on Thursday. Chinese authorities evacuated 140,000 people from the coastal vicinity.

Vietnam could also feel Megi's impact. The country has already suffered from unrelated flooding that killed 41 people.

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