Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Washi leaves more than 1000 dead in Philippines

[ via Bangkok Post  ] 20 Dec

More than a thousand people are dead or missing after flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines, the government said Tuesday as cities prepared for mass burials

Some 957 people have been killed and 49 others are missing after tropical storm Washi lashed the southern island of Mindanao andsurrounding areas over the weekend, said civil defence chief Benito Ramos.

Washi brought heavy rains that swelled riversunleashing flash floods and landslides that struck in the dead of night and swept away shantytowns built near river mouths.

Read Bangkok Post  for details


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