MANILA (AFP) - A typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and left tens of thousands homeless in the southern Philippines has turned back towards the country and will hit it again, forecasters said Saturday. Typhoon Bopha will slam into the northern tip of the main island of Luzon early Sunday, packing gusts of up to 160 kilometres (around 100 miles) an hour, the state weather service said. It was likely to bring heavy rainfall to the area, civil defence office director Benito Ramos told a news conference. “People there need to take precautions,” he added. The eye of the cyclone was 230km west of the northern town of Sinait at 4:00pm and moving slowly northeast, the service said.