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Thursday, 06 December 2012 - 8:48
274 dead, hundreds missing in Philippines typhoon
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The death toll from a typhoon that ravaged the Philippines jumped to 274 with hundreds missing, as rescuers battled to reach areas cut off by floods and mudslides.

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao ysterday, toppling trees and blowing away homes with 210-kilometre per hour gusts before easing and heading towards the South China Sea.

A total of 253 people died in and around the gold-rush mountain towns of New Bataan and Monkayo due to typhoon-spawned landslides and flash floods there.

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