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August 8, 2022
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Philippine surfing paradise Siargao wiped out by typhoon just as tourists return

Super Typhoon Rai destroyed the popular tourist island, that was about to welcome visitors again after domestic Covid restrictions eased

Resort and bar owners on a Philippine island popular with surfers and tourists were expecting a bumper Christmas holiday after Covid-19 restrictions finally eased. Then Super Typhoon Rai wiped them out.

The strongest storm to hit the archipelago this year cut a swathe through Siargao, a tropical paradise known for its sandy beaches, big waves and relaxed vibe.

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