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Typhoon causes more than $142 million in damage

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Typhoon Koppu, which recently hit the Philippines and claimed 26 lives, has weakened and moved northeast towards Japan's Ryukyu Islands, reported Reuters.

The typhoon caused 6.57 billion Philippine pesos ($142 million) of damage to crops, infrastructure and homes. Officials said that flooding destroyed 5% of expected crop production for the fourth quarter in the rice-producing provinces of the nation. The typhoon is moving towards Japan.

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