Philippines flood toll passes 650 as search continues

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Philippines flood toll passes 650 as search continues
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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 9:18am

 


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Philippine storm killed nearly 1,000, according to national disaster agency
MANILA —Nearly 1,000 people were killed when flash floods and landslides caused by Typhoon Washi swept through riverside and coastal villages in the southern Philippines late last week, the national disaster agency said on Tuesday.

The agency said 957 people were killed and 49 were missing, with most of the casualties in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. The previous death toll issued by the government was 650.
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