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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 04:11 AM
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Philippines floods: More than 1,000 remain missing
Source: BBC

The Philippines government says 1,079 people are still missing in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Washi.

More than 1,000 others are known to have died in the storm, which struck Mindanao island on Saturday.

Entire neighbourhoods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities were swept away.

The previous estimate for the missing was just 51 but officials say the new figure includes city migrant workers whose rural relatives did not immediately realise they were missing.

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