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Typhoon Bopha

Hundreds of fishermen missing in Philippine storm

The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated parts of the southern Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said on Sunday.

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 8:46pm

Killer Typhoon Bopha heads back to Philippines

A powerful typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and wreaked devastation in the Philippines was set to smash into the country again today, forecasters warned.

Typhoon Bopha had looked to be heading away after destroying whole communities in the south, but the official weather agency said it had unexpectedly turned and would hit again in the early hours, this time in the north.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:41am

Philippines typhoon victims pack into homeless shelters as death toll rises

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon crammed into overcrowded shelters yesterday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:42am

Philippine camps overflow as typhoon toll passes 500

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly typhoon crammed into packed shelters on Friday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed aid.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Philippines storm kills 477, tens of thousands homeless

A quarter of a million people were homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines’ worst typhoon this year, as the government appealed for international help.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Typhoon Bopha leaves 270 dead in Philippines

A powerful typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines, killing more than 270 people and leaving hundreds missing, could be headed for southern China.

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday, toppling trees and blowing away thousands of homes with 210 km/h gusts before heading into the South China Sea.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:04am

Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

Outside a gymnasium in the battered town of New Bataan, several mud-stained bodies lay side by side, covered by cloth and banana leaves and surrounded by villagers covering their noses to fight the stench. A man sprayed insecticide on the remains to turn away swarms of flies.

6 Dec 2012 - 7:27am

Philippines storm toll reaches 274, hundreds missing

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines rose to 274 on Wednesday, as rescuers battled to reach areas cut off by floods and mudslides.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 52 in Philippines

Typhoon Bopha killed at least 52 people in the Philippines yesterday as the strongest storm to hit the country this year wreaked devastation.

ABS-CBN television said 43 died in one southern town that was in the direct path of Bopha's 210km/h winds soon after it struck land on Mindanao island's east coast at dawn.

5 Dec 2012 - 6:14am

Six dead as Typhoon Bopha lashes southern Philippines

Typhoon Bopha killed at least six people in the Philippines on Tuesday as the strongest storm to hit this year forced 50,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters.

4 Dec 2012 - 5:30pm 1 comment