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Death toll from Philippines tropical storm rises to 200

This handout photograph released by Project LUPAD on December 23, 2017, shows an aerial image taken by a drone of the city of Cagayan de Oro on the Philippines' island of Mindanao on December 22, 2017, after the area was struck by Tropical Storm Tembin. (AFP)

The death toll from a tropical storm that swept through the southern Philippines has topped 200. Scores more are still missing. Storm Tembin brought mudslides and flash flooding to Min-danao Island. Nearly 70,000 people have been displaced or affected by the storm. There are fears the death toll will rise further as rescue teams have yet to reach some affected areas.


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