Gallery: Super Typhoon Bopha Rips Through the Philippines Leaving Hundr...

 

Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on Tuesday, bringing over 130 mph winds and driving rains. The storm mainly hit the eastern coast of Mindanao, concentrating the destruction in the Compostela Valley and neighboring province of Davao Oriental. As of Wednesday morning, disaster official Benito Ramos said that 274 people were confirmed dead, 339 were injured and 279 were missing. 170,000 people were forced from their neighborhoods, many of which were completely washed away by the storm.

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