Typhoon Koppu has swept through the north of the Philippines and forced tens of thousands to flee. Although the storm is weakening, the torrential rainfall shows no signs of letting up any time soon.
A mall blaze in the southern Philippines city of Davao is feared to have killed dozens of employees of an American-linked call-center on its top floor. The fire brings added tragedy to a region hit by a tropical storm.
A rare storm has hit the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, with at least 230 reported dead. Deforestation exacerbated the ferocity of the flash floods and mudslides.
A US-based company has confirmed that 37 of its employees in the Philippines died in Saturday’s mall blaze in Davao, where it had a call-center. A probe into the fire has been ordered by Manila.
Typhoon Damrey has killed at least 49 people, leaving tens of thousands homeless and forcing thousands more to flee floodwaters. Less affected but battered is Danang, the venue of next weekend's APEC summit.
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