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Philippines typhoon toll tops 700

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MANILA -- The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 700 with hundreds more missing, many of them tuna fishermen feared lost at sea, the government said Tuesday. 

Residents pick through their destroyed homes in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha at a village in Boston town, Davao Oriental. The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 700 with hundreds more missing

Typhoon Bopha, which unleashed floods and landslides across the main southern island of Mindanao on December 4, has killed at least 714 people and obliterated entire communities, the civil defence office said.

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