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Typhoon Bopha

Typhoon Bopha leaves 270 dead in Philippines

Residents walk among wrecked houses after the storm hit Compostela town in Mindanao. Photo: AFP

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

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 4:04am

Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

Relatives weep as they view bodies recovered from floods in New Bataan in the Compostela Valley. Scores remain missing. Photo: AP

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

Philippine troops evacuate residents from floods in Cagayan de Oro City, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA

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

A woman carrying her child wades through a flooded road brought about by heavy rains due to Typhoon Bopha. Photo: AFP

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

Workers clear a road with a fallen tree after Typhoon Bopha hit the city of Tagum, Davao del Norter province, on Mindanao on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

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

Philippines braces for Typhoon Bopha, strongest of 2012

A fishing boat passes other boats are docked at a bayside community in Caloocan City, east of Manila. Typhoon Bopha was forecast to bring landslides and floods.  Photo: EPA

The Philippines is bracing for the strongest storm of 2012, almost a year after Typhoon Washi triggered landslides, flooding and the highest cyclone death toll since 2008.

Packing gusts of up to 220km/h, Typhoon Bopha was 1,000 kilometres southeast of the Philippines yesterday, and was forecast to make landfall tomorrow or on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:27am