A typhoon in the Philippines has destroyed houses and landscapes and left at least 280 people dead. And some of the districts hardest hit by Typhoon Bopha are cut off by mudslides and floods.

FOX News Radio’s Alastair Wanklyn reports:

The dead include 66 people killed in a flash flood at two evacuation shelters and a military camp. Elsewhere, survivors… say they fled as high winds ripped houses apart.

And now, rescuers clearing fallen trees in the southern Philippines, trying to reach survivors cut off by floods and mudslides.

The lucky ones found refuge in sturdy government buildings like school halls.

In Tokyo, Alastair Wanklyn, FOX News Radio