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Grim hunt for hundreds killed in Philippine typhoon

Distraught survivors searched piles of bodies for the faces of their loved ones in the central Philippines on Saturday after landslides triggered by Typhoon Durian left hundreds dead. Durian moved into the South China Sea on Friday after affecting 800,000 people in the Philippines and was expected to weaken into a tropical storm before hitting Vietnam on Monday. Villages were engulfed on Thursday around Mount Mayon, an active volcano about 320 km (200 miles) south of Manila, when driving rain and winds of up to 225 kph (140 mph) dislodged tonnes of mud and boulders from the slopes. Full Story

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