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Sunday
Dec182011

More Than 650 Dead, 800 Missing in Southern Philippines Flooding

Bradley Ambrose/Getty Images(MANILA, Philippines) -- More than 650 people are dead and nearly 800 are missing after flash floods triggered by a tropical storm battered the southern Philippines over the weekend.

BBC News reports that the floods coincided with Tropical Storm Washi and high tides to produce catastrophic conditions overnight Saturday.

Soldiers and volunteers searched on Sunday for the nearly 800 missing people on the southern island of Mindanao.

The major ports of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon that came ashore Friday night.

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Saturday
Dec172011

Southern Philippines Struck by Deadly Flashfloods

Bradley Ambrose/Getty Images(MANILA) -- The southern Philippines have been hit by flashfloods which have left more than a hundred people dead.   

The flooding was triggered by a tropical storm. Tens of thousands of people in Mindanao in the southern Philippines have fled to higher ground, although many of the victims were asleep when the storm  struck.

Officials say the floodwaters rose at an alarmingly fast pace as rivers burst their banks. Large areas have been left without power. Reports of casualties are still coming in and the death toll is expected to rise.

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