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Philippines typhoon toll reaches 540

Sunday, Dec 09, 2012 - 00:53

Dec. 9 - Rescuers continue to search for bodies following a devastating typhoon in the Philippines that has left millions without food and water. Andrew Raven reports.

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Four days after a deadly typhoon hammered the Philippines, the grim search for bodies continues. At least 540 people died when typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern part of the country last week. The devastation was concentrated on the island of Mindanao, where entire villages were destroyed. Meanwhile, those who survived are facing severe shortages of food and water. Many lined up for supplies, being handed out by the government. (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) FARMER DANILO DULAS SAYING: "We are suffering here because our work, our crops, everything's been destroyed." Humanitarian agencies say some 5.4 million people affected by the typhoon urgently need food, potable water and shelter.

Philippines typhoon toll reaches 540

Sunday, Dec 09, 2012 - 00:53

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