Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, closes Manila airport

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Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, closes Manila airportTyphoon Kammuri on Tuesday lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila shut down its international airport over safety concerns. The powerful storm, which blew in windows and sheared off roofs, roared ashore late Monday and was due to pass south of Manila -- home to some 13 million people -- and thousands of athletes at the regional Southeast Asian Games. Due to the high winds, Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport was 'closed for operations', airport authority general manager Ed Monreal told AFP.

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