40 people killed in flooding in the Philippines

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40 people killed in flooding in the Philippines

Post by BLACK on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:52 am

(CNN) -- Forty people have died as massive floods continued to hit areas of the Philippines, emergency officials said Wednesday.

Recently
flooding hit the eastern Philippines island of Samar, the National
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement.

Heavy rains that started January 1 have affected more than 1.2 million people in 23 provinces, the disaster council said.

The rain has also caused dangerous mudslides and more than 1,200 homes have been damaged.

Thousands
of families were being helped at the many evacuation centers that had
been set up throughout the country, the disaster council said.
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