Typhoon kills more than 50 in Philippines
Residents walk amongst their destroyed houses after Typhoon Bopha hit Compostela town.

Typhoon kills more than 50 in Philippines

AEST 06:44, Wed Dec 5 2012
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Typhoon Bopha has killed at least 52 people in the Philippines, officials and television reports say as the strongest storm to hit the country this year wreaks devastation.
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The typhoon brought driving rain and strong winds, toppling trees and power lines, causing localised flooding and forcing more than 56,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters, according to a civil defence office update.
The military said a landslide destroyed a Philippine Army patrol base in a mountainous area of the town, while a local official said an army truck laden with soldiers and civilians was swept away in a flash flood.
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Residents walk amongst their destroyed houses after Typhoon Bopha hit Compostela town.
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