Philippines typhoon toll passes 1,000
- Published: 16 Dec 2012 at 09.46
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MANILA : The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 1,000 and could still rise sharply, the government said on Sunday.
Residents look at the lists of missing people displayed in New Bataan, Compostela province, (AFP photo)
Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao, where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.
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