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Powerful typhoon kills at least 100 in Philippines

Filipinos navigated flooded roads Tuesday after a typhoon caused damage on the island of Mindanao.

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Filipinos navigated flooded roads Tuesday after a typhoon caused damage on the island of Mindanao.

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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Six villagers drowned in floods in Montevista town, Compostela Valley provincial spokeswoman Fe Maestre said.

In nearby Davao Oriental Province, 51 people died, mostly in floods, while two men perished when fierce wind ripped their boat from its mooring and it sank on central Siquijor island.

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Bhopa, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country this year, struck Davao Oriental at dawn on Tuesday then barreled across southern and central provinces. It was roaring toward western Palawan Province on Wednesday and was expected to blow out toward the South China Sea the next day.

Associated Press

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