Typhoon hits southern Philippines

5 Dec 2012

Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines has caused the death toll in the Compostela Valley province to rise to 156 people, according to the BBC. The total country-wide death toll is currently at 200. Flights have so far remained unaffected.

Mindanao, the southern Philippine isle where the typhoon made landfall with winds of 120mph, is about 950 km from the capital Manila. The storm is expected to move out into the South China Sea tomorrow.

“For the time being flight operations are expected to be normal, but passengers flying to this region should check the website before they leave for the airport because the situation may change quite quickly,” Elin Wong, corporate communications manager at Cathay Pacific told Business Traveller

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