238 dead, hundreds missing in Philippines typhoon

The death toll from a typhoon that ravaged the Philippines has jumped to 238 with hundreds missing. 

This, as rescuers battled to reach areas cut off by floods and mudslides. 

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao yesterday, toppling trees and blowing away homes with 210-kilometre per hour gusts before easing overnight as it headed towards the South China Sea.