Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tropical Storm Washi takes toll of 180 lives Saturday in Southern Philippines

[ via Bangkok Post ] 17 Dec

The flash floods that ravaged the Southern  Philippines  as a consequence to the tropical storm "Washi" that struck Saturday has left 180 dead with nearly 400 people.

Regional military spokesmen told reporters 97 bodies were recovered in Cagayan de Oro, a major port on Mindanao island, and 75 were found in Iligan, a nearby southern port, accounting for most of the deaths.

375 people are still reported to be missing from the two cities alone.

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