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Philippine flood deaths close to 700

Monday, December 19, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 19, 2011

Floods on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. Photo: AFP   

The known deaths in the wake of the flash floods on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines are now at over 650 and counting. More than 800 people remain unaccounted for, and more than 100 thousand have had to leave their homes.

The disaster struck on Friday night following heavy rainfall brought by a tropical storm. The ground floors of thousands of houses remain completely inundated.

 (RIAN),VOR.

 
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