43 dead after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines

Story highlights

  • More than 100,000 people are in shelters, the Philippines' disaster management council says
  • Damages estimated at $160 million, council says
  • Storm set off floods and landslides on Luzon, country's largest and most populous island

Manila, Philippines (CNN)Typhoon Koppu killed at least 43 people as it slowly moved across the northern Philippines this week, the country's disaster management agency said late Thursday.

Another 78 were injured, and five people remained missing as of Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
    Koppu battered Luzon, the Philippines' largest and most populous island, on Sunday and Monday, driving tens of thousands from their homes.