Report: Philippines typhoon death toll rises to 1,000

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 16, 2012 05:20

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 1,000 and could still rise sharply, AFP quoted the government as saying on Sunday.

According to the report, the Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people.

A total of 844 people remain missing, about half of them fishermen who ventured out to sea before the typhoon hit, AFP reported.


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