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Philippines: Typhoon death toll rises rapidly

The death toll from a powerful storm battering the southern Philippines has risen to about 200, as rescue teams head for affected areas.

At least 156 people are known to have died in Compostela Valley province alone when Typhoon Bopha struck Mindanao, local officials told the BBC.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 05 Dec 2012
  • From the section Asia