Typhoon Kammuri inches closer to Philippines

Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes in the Philippines as a rare December typhoon edges closer.

The affected areas include some coastal cities as well as Manila.

Typhoon Kammuri, as its known locally is expected to strengthen to the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane by Tuesday morning.

Landfalls and flash flooding is expected in Luzon, the country's most populous island.

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