Typhoon Death Toll Passes 1,000

    NEW BATAAN, PHILIPPINES - DECEMBER 14: Soldiers unload coffins containing dead bodies from their truck on December 14, 2012 in the heavily devastated town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, Philippines. More than 900 people have been killed and nearly a thousand others remain missing after Typhoon Bopha, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, pounded the region. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

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    More than a week after a deadly storm struck the Philippines, the number of people killed by Typhoon Bopha continues to rise. More than 1,020 people have been reported dead in the storm, and officials said Sunday that more than 850 remain missing, meaning that the number of fatalities will likely continue to rise. “The death toll will go higher,” civil-defense head Benito Ramos said. “We found a lot of bodies yesterday, buried under fallen logs and debris.” Also, 27,000 people remain in evacuation shelters in the wake of the storm, which struck Dec. 4.

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