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Death toll over 500 in the Philippines following typhoon

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Rescuers carry body bags containing bodies of typhoon victims recovered from the debris swept by floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Bopha, in New Bataan town, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines Dec. 7.

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A survivor of Tuesday's devastating typhoon is carried into a makeshift clinic after being rescued Thursday, Dec. 6, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.

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Residents line up for relief supplies at an evacuation center Thursday, Dec. 6, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.

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Relatives cross a river to bury their loved one, who died in a flash flood caused by Typhoon Bopha, Thursday, Dec. 6, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.

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A flash flood survivor uses a classroom as temporary shelter after Typhoon Bopha destroyed most of the houses in the area, Thursday, Dec. 6, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.

Typhoon Bopha is weakening but the damage in the Philippines is mounting. The death toll has reached 420 and hundreds remain missing. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

AP reports: Rescuers were digging through mud and debris Friday to retrieve more bodies strewn across a farming valley in the southern Philippines by a powerful typhoon. The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing.

More than 310,000 people have lost their homes since Typhoon Bopha struck Tuesday and are crowded inside evacuation centers or staying with their relatives, relying on food and emergency supplies being rushed in by government agencies and aid groups. Full story.

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