Typhoon Bopha smashes into Philippines

Typhoon Bopha has smashed into the southern Philippines, uprooting trees and bringing drenching rains. 

More than 40,000 people have crammed into shelters to escape the storm's onslaught. 

Bopha -- packing gusts of up to 210 kilometres an hour -- made landfall on Mindanao's east coast at dawn. 

There were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage but the island was in lockdown. 

80 flights have been grounded and thousands of ferry passengers were stranded as the coastguard ordered vessels to stay in port. 

Large parts of Mindanao were without power after supplies were shut down to cut the risk of fires and electrocutions. 

Schools were shut in Mindanao and across large areas of the central Philippines.