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Powerful Typhoon Nesat hits Philippines

27 September 2011 Last updated at 06:59 BST

A powerful typhoon has struck the Philippines, triggering floods, cutting power and halting work in the capital Manila.

Typhoon Nesat also forced the closure of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the US embassy in the city.

At least one person was killed and four others were reported missing.

As the storm approached, the authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 people in the central Albay province.

Kate McGeown reports from the island of Luzon.