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Philippines: Typhoon death toll rises rapidly

5 December 2012 Last updated at 10:44 GMT

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.