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In pictures: Typhoon hits Philippines

A destroyed house in the Sarangani village, Quezon province

Hundreds of people are feared dead in the eastern Philippines, after a powerful typhoon hit the country.

Villagers looked at recovered bodies in the Albay province

Typhoon Durian triggered torrents of mud that could have killed several hundred people, according to Red Cross officials.

Workers clear a road off fallen trees in Candelaria, Quezon province

Dozens of people are still missing, and the death toll is expected to rise further, the Red Cross said.

Damaged houses in the Sarangani village, Quezon province

Rescuers are finding it difficult to reach isolated villages as many roads are inaccessible.

Rescuers clear a road in the Quezon province

The storm uprooted trees, knocked out electricity and telephone lines and water supplies in some areas.

Stranded passengers take their meal at Manila's domestic airport

A number of passengers were stranded at Manila's airport after some domestic flights had to be cancelled.

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