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Turkey condoles with Philippines over victims of deadly typhoon

Foreign Ministry extends 'heartfelt condolences' to friendly people, government of Philippines over casualties

H. J. I. / AA

Twenty-four people were injured while seven are still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines

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Turkey offered its condolences Sunday to the Philippines after Typhoon Jolina struck the country, killing at least 17 people.

- We are saddened to learn that Typhoon Jolina (Conson), which hit the Philippines, has caused the loss of many lives, injuries as well as material damage - the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Twenty-four people were injured while seven are still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines.

- We extend our heartfelt condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives as well as to the friendly people and government of the Philippines and wish a speedy recovery to the injured -  the ministry added.

Around 9,000 buildings were damaged and transportation was disrupted.

More than 313,000 people were affected in total.

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