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Thursday, 13 December 2012 - 10:39
Philippines typhoon death toll tops 900
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The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 900, with hundreds still missing.

Typhoon Bopha killed 902 people mostly on the southern island of Mindanao, where floods and landslides caused major damage in nearly 2,000 villages on December 4th.

A total of 615 people remain missing, a big reduction from the previous tally after rescuers found 296 tuna fishermen who had put to sea before Bopha made landfall. The government agency did not give further details.

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