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Philippine land use worsens impact of Typhoon Bopha

Philippine land use worsens impact of Typhoon Bopha

Updated 7 December 2012, 10:33 AEST

Reports from the southern Philippine island of Mindanao say the death toll from Typhoon Bopha has risen to at least 475, with another 500 people listed as missing.

The storm which hit on Tuesday, triggered mudslides and flash floods that washed away some mining settlements and roads destroyed.

200,000 people are homeless and sheltering in makeshift evacuation centres.

Authorities have appealed for aid, with food, water and shelter needed most.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Ben Aspera executive director, Landcare Philippines, Mindanao

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Sen Lam

Sen Lam

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Sen has 25 years of media experience from TV reporting to news presenting in Asia, he now hosts Radio Australia’s Asia Pacific and Asia Review program.

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