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Storm Death Toll Has Reached 163

Mon., Dec. 30, 1996

The death toll from a tropical storm that lashed northern Borneo with powerful winds and flash floods has reached 163, police said Monday.

Tropical storm Greg hit Thursday, leaving 11 districts flooded and more than 25,000 people homeless. About 5,600 are still at relief centers, the news agency Bernama reported.

Most of the victims - 146 people - were found Keningau, a logging town 95 miles from the Sabah state capital of Kota Kinabalu, police inspector Hussein Yusof told the Associated Press.

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