Philippine typhoon toll passes 500
- Published: 7 Dec 2012 at 11.47
- Online news:
Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippine typhoon crammed into shelters Friday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.
Philippine residents stand amongst logs swept away by flash floods at the height Typhoon Bopha as they search for missing relatives in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province.
Typhoon Bopha whipped the south on Tuesday, leaving at least 546 people dead and hundreds more missing in the deadliest natural disaster this year in a country that is regularly hit with quakes, floods and volcanic eruptions.
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