Philippines: Typhoon Bopha death toll rises


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.

Typhoon Bopha is the strongest to hit the Philippines this year.

The BBC's Kate McGeown reports from the capital, Manila.

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