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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Philippines storm triggers fatal flooding

BBC NEWS - A tropical storm has hit the southern Philippines, triggering flash floods that officials say have killed more than 430 people and left many missing.


An army spokesman said many villagers on the north coast of Mindanao island were swept into the sea after Tropical Storm Washi brought heavy rain.

Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities have been hard hit, with many victims asleep as the floods swept into their homes.

Tens of thousands of people have fled to higher ground, the authorities say.


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