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Typhoon Bopha death toll rises to 1,020

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MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The death toll from Typhoon Bopha that devastated the southern Philippines reached 1,020 Sunday, with 844 people still missing, authorities said.

Bopha was the most powerful and destructive storm to hit the Philippines this year, CNN reported.

About 1.2 million families were displaced and there was $14.8 billion in damage to agriculture, infrastructure and private property, authorities have said.

Officials say they are worried the chances of finding survivors alive decrease with each passing day.
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