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Powerful typhoon kills at least 100 in Philippines

MANILA — The death toll from Typhoon Bhopa climbed to more than 100 people Wednesday, while scores of others remain missing in the worst-hit areas of the southern Philippines.

At least 43 people died when torrents of water rampaged down a mountain in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley Province and engulfed a school and village hall where people were taking shelter from the storm. Nine soldiers and an unspecified number of villages were missing.

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