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MANILA, Philippines -- The death toll from weeklong floods caused by typhoon “Gener” (international codename: Saola) has risen to 45, with nine more bodies recovered in the past 48 hours, authorities said on Sunday.
Monsoon rains continued to pound large parts of the country while some areas in Manila and surrounding towns remained knee-deep in floodwater, the Office of Civil Defense said.
Gener did not hit the Philippines directly but passed near its northeast, enhancing the southwest monsoon and causing a surge in Manila Bay that swamped parts of the capital.
It also toppled power lines and damaged many roads and bridges.
After wreaking havoc on the Philippines, the typhoon blew into Taiwan late last week, where it killed at least six people.