Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

New Bataan, Philippines - IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Kills At Least 283 In Philippines

Published on: December 5, 2012 08:44 AM
By: Reuters
Change text size Text Size  
Bookmark and Share
A villager walks on rope over floodwaters that flows down a destroyed road caused by typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro A villager walks on rope over floodwaters that flows down a destroyed road caused by typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

New Bataan, Philippines - Blocked roads and severed communications in the southern Philippines frustrated rescuers on Wednesday as teams searched for hundreds of people missing after the strongest typhoon this year killed at least 283 people.

Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), battered beach resorts and dive spots on Palawan island on Wednesday but it was weakening as it moved west.

Advertisement:

Hardest hit was the southern island of Mindanao, where Bopha made landfall on Tuesday. It triggered landslides and floods along the coast and in farming and mining towns inland.

Interior Minister Manuel Roxas said 300 people were missing.

“Entire families were washed away,” Roxas, who inspected the disaster zone, told reporters.

Most affected areas were cut off by destroyed roads and collapsed bridges and army search-and-rescue teams were being flown in by helicopter.

Power was cut and communications were down.

Filipino flood victims traverse a muddy in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino flood victims traverse a muddy in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino flood victims traverse of what is left of their former village after it was devastated by a typhoon in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino flood victims traverse of what is left of their former village after it was devastated by a typhoon in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
A Filipino resident carries a boy as he crosses a flooded road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)A Filipino resident carries a boy as he crosses a flooded road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino flood victims disembark from a military truck at a typhoon devastated village in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino flood victims disembark from a military truck at a typhoon devastated village in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino flood victims traverse a muddy in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino flood victims traverse a muddy in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
A Filipino resident riding on a bicycle peddals past a devastated banana plantation in the town of Montevista, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)A Filipino resident riding on a bicycle peddals past a devastated banana plantation in the town of Montevista, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore Tuesday. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 and released by the Philippine Army, a soldier of the 71st Infantry Battalion, 1001st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army assists a local resident to carry a sack along a flooded area in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines. The death toll from Typhoon Bhopa climbed to more than 100 people Wednesday, Dec. 5, while scores of others remain missing in the worst-hit areas of the southern Philippines. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 and released by the Philippine Army, a soldier of the 71st Infantry Battalion, 1001st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army assists a local resident to carry a sack along a flooded area in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines. The death toll from Typhoon Bhopa climbed to more than 100 people Wednesday, Dec. 5, while scores of others remain missing in the worst-hit areas of the southern Philippines. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Filipino residents cross a flooded road at a typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cross a flooded road at a typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents a recovered body of a child at a typhoon devastated village in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents a recovered body of a child at a typhoon devastated village in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents cross a devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cross a devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipinos riding on a motorcycle maneuver on a road at a typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipinos riding on a motorcycle maneuver on a road at a typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents cross a flooded road at typhoon devastated area  in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cross a flooded road at typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents cross a devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cross a devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents cross a flooded road at a typhoon devastated area  in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cross a flooded road at a typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents cross a flooded road at after typhoon devastated area  in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cross a flooded road at after typhoon devastated area in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents cover a body of a child with coconut tree leaves in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents cover a body of a child with coconut tree leaves in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
A Filipino flood victim uses ropes to cross a flooded road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)A Filipino flood victim uses ropes to cross a flooded road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino flood victims walk on a road full of debris in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino flood victims walk on a road full of debris in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012. The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino residents carry a body of a child on a makeshift stretcher as they cross a flooded road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino residents carry a body of a child on a makeshift stretcher as they cross a flooded road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers clear a fallen tree from a road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear a fallen tree from a road in the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, 05 December 2012.  The death toll caused by Typhoon Bopha rose to 224 after the storm caused downpours and unleashed flooding and landslides in the central and southern Philippines, the military said. A slurry of rain, fallen trees, rocks and mud rushed down mountainsides into one of the hardest-hit towns, New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on Mindanao, the southern island where the storm came ashore 04 December. It crushed buildings and engulfed people, who disappeared under the torrents, its mayor said. (Credit: EPA)

More of today's headlines

New York, NY - The tabloid news photographer whose pictures of a man thrown into the path of a New York City subway train unleashed a maelstrom of criticism said on... Germany - The family of John Demjanjuk has appealed a prosecutor's decision to shelve an investigation into his death while awaiting an appeal on a Nazi war crimes...

 

Total0

Read Comments (0)  —  Post Yours »

1

Sign-in to post a comment

Scroll Up
Advertisements:

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!