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Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

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By AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ
Associated Press

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru has left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters. Police say five government rescuers drowned in San Miguel town in Bulacan province after their boat overturned when it was hit by a collapsed wall, tossing them into rampaging floodwaters. The provincial governor called them “living heroes” and their colleagues paid them tribute on social media. Nearly 80,000 people were moved to emergency shelters, some forcibly, across the main Luzon island where the typhoon swept before moving in the direction of Vietnam across the South China Sea. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the preemptive evacuation prevented more deaths.

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