About 350 Die After Typhoon Bopha Hits Southern Philippines

Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

At least 332  people were killed and 379 others were missing after Typhoon Bopha hits southern Philippines.

The typhoon slammed into Davao Oriental as it blew from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday and caused a lot of damages to the province that  it was hard to find any buildings with roofs on them.

It then hit Compostela Valley and roared across the southern Mindanao and central regions.

Southern Mindanao was rarely hit by strong typhoon.

Typhoon Bopha knocked out power in two entire provinces, caused landslides, destroyed houses and damaged the plantations.

Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the hardest hit provinces.

About 20 typhoons hit the the northern and central Philippines every year, often causing death and destruction.

But almost exactly a year ago, Typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people in Mindanao.

Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of up to 115 kph (71 mph) and gusts of up to 145 kph (90 mph), was moving west-northwest of the central Philippines and was expected to be over the South China Sea on Friday.

This is a disaster!

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