Dozens Die in Philippines Storm
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Typhoon Washi hit the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday (December 17) killing more than 130 people. An army spokesman said dozens of bodies had been recovered, many of them children who drowned in floods triggered by heavy rains that swept in with the storm. More are still unaccounted for. The category 1 typhoon was packing centre winds of 75 kilometres and hour and gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour.