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Flood kills hundreds in Philippines

Tropical storm waters ravage region in south

Police approached a distraught resident yesterday after a flash flood in Cagayan de Oro city. The region is unaccustomed to the typhoons that are common elsewhere in the Philippines. Police approached a distraught resident yesterday after a flash flood in Cagayan de Oro city. The region is unaccustomed to the typhoons that are common elsewhere in the Philippines. (froilan gallardo/Associated Press)
By Oliver Teves
Associated Press / December 18, 2011
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Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing more than 400 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops, and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn yesterday with overturned vehicles and toppled trees.

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