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Typhoon kills at least 283 in Philippines

• Reuters

Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), battered beach resorts and dive spots on Palawan island on Wednesday but it was weakening as it moved west.


Hardest hit was the southern island of Mindanao, where Bopha made landfall on Tuesday. It triggered landslides and floods along the coast and in farming and mining towns inland.


Interior Minister Manuel Roxas said 300 people were missing.


"Entire families were washed away," Roxas, who inspected the disaster zone, told reporters.

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