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Manila, Dec 23 (AFP) The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines climbed swiftly to 133 on today, as rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river, police said.
Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation's second- largest island of Mindanao since yesterday, triggering flash floods and mudslides.
The Philippines is pummelled by 20 major storms each year on average, many of them deadly. But Mindanao, home...