Typhoon Bopha Caused Considerable Casualties in Southern Philippines

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The Philippines
Flood, Landslide, Storm

As of its landfall early Tuesday, the intense storm Bopha (top winds of 110 mph then)
has affected more than 120,000 people in the southern island of Mindanao. So far
more than 77 deaths have been reported and at least 85,000 in evacuation centers.
Bopha, the most powerful storm to hit Mindanao in decades, demolished numerous
houses and triggered a landslide that blocked a highway. Workers are striving to clear
the way and release the stranded people. The storm moved west northwest across
the island, bringing torrential rains in wide areas and thus raising the risk of
mudslides and floods. Nonetheless, the local authorities have done well relocating
residents in hazardous areas.