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× 26 houses crushed, 50 others damaged as tidal wave hits Mindoro coastal town

CITY OF CALAPAN -- A five-meter tidal wave spawned by Typhoon "Quiel" crushed 26 houses and damaged 50 others in the coastal villages of Paluan in Occidental Mindoro, a local disaster official said Saturday.

The giant waves struck the shoreline of 10 to 12 villages in Paluan, a town in the north-western tip of Mindoro island, said Edward Emmanuel Yambao of the municipal disaster risk and reduction…