Philippines Typhoon Death Toll Reaches 700


0  Updated at 10:04 am, December 11th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — In the Philippines, the death toll from Typhoon Bopha has climbed to more than 700, just one week after it struck the southern island of Mindanao.

The powerful storm swamped whole villages and triggered deadly landslides. Five million people have been displaced and nearly 900 people are still missing.

It’s the deadliest natural disaster in the Philippines since 1,200 people were killed in Tropical Storm Washi along Mindanao’s north coast last year.

The United Nations has called for $65 million in global aid.

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