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Sunday, 24 December 2017 - 11:42
Death toll exceeds 200 in storm Tembin in Philipines
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Rescuers are searching for victims of a tropical storm in the southern Philippines, where nearly 200 people have died in mudslides and flash floods.

Rescue teams have yet to reach some of the affected areas on Mindanao island.

Many people are missing after Storm Tembin, with winds up to 80km/h (50mph), swept through the area.

The towns of Tubod and Piagapo were badly hit, while the remote Dalama village was wiped out by flash floods.

The storm is now moving west towards Vietnam.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was saddened by the loss of life, adding that the UN was ready to help.

There are fears the death toll will rise further.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is due to visit communities affected by Storm Tembin today.

People look at a collapsed bridge in Tubod, Mindanao island. Photo: 23 December 2017

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